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Live auction - bfe_492678 - CHAMPAGNE - REIMS - EUDES Denier

CHAMPAGNE - REIMS - EUDES Denier XF/VF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 11 September 2018 16:57:54
Type : Denier
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Reims
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,28 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier présentant un petit manque de métal. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise présentant des faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + [...].
Obverse description : Tête barbue de face.

Reverse


Reverse legend : + D[...].
Reverse description : Croix.

Commentary


Pour les rares deniers au nom d’Eudes, il existe deux grandes variétés, la première avec une croix non cantonnée, comme sur cet exemplaire, et la seconde avec une croix cantonnée de quatre besants. La série à la croix non cantonnée semble être plus ancienne.

Historical background


CHAMPAGNE - REIMS - EUDES

(1031-1035)

In 1019, Eudes, the counts of Blois, Chartres and Tours claimed the lands of Stephen, Count of Champagne and Brie, one of her parents died without heir loitains. However, he opposed the King of France Robert II said "the Pious" and took possession of Reims after the death of Robert in 1031. Eudes died before Bar, at age fifty-five, in a battle against Lorraine.

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