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bca_429241 - AQUITAINE - KINGDOM OF AQUITAINE - LOUIS Obole

AQUITAINE - KINGDOM OF AQUITAINE - LOUIS Obole XF
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Price : 250.00 €
Type : Obole
Date: circa 781-814
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine foncée. Le droit a été frappé avec un coin présentant une cassure à 9 heures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LVDO / VVIC.
Obverse description : en deux lignes dans le champ.
Obverse translation : (Louis).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + METALLVM.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Melle).

Historical background


AQUITAINE - AQUITAINE KINGDOM - LOUIS

(781-814)

Louis, born in 778, was crowned King of Aquitaine in 781 by Pope Adrian. In 814, he became emperor after the death of his father, Charlemagne, as he was the only surviving legitimate son. In the first part of his reign, until the year 829, he continued the work of his father and mint. The birth of Charles's second marriage in 823 Judith of Bavaria will bring his other son, Lothair, Pepin and Louis to revolt against him. He was dethroned twice in 830 and 833 and the kingdom remained divided until his death in 840.

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