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Live auction - bca_393821 - CHARLEMAGNE Denier

CHARLEMAGNE Denier XF
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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : 2 000 €
Maximum bid : 2 680 €
End of the sale : 28 June 2016 15:53:15
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: 771-793/794
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Reims
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,13 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan légèrement irrégulier et a été troué à 3 heures au droit. Une légère patine grise de médaillier le recouvre
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la fameuse collection de l’abbé Jobal (1748-1806), chanoine de la cathédrale de Metz. C’était aussi un numismate éclairé, qui a réuni une collection de plusieurs centaines de pièces, allant de la Gaule à Louis XIV. En 1781, avant de quitter la France pour rejoindre la Martinique, le prélat confia sa collection à son frère

Obverse


Obverse legend : CARO/LVS .
Obverse description : en deux lignes.
Obverse translation : (Charles).

Reverse


Reverse legend : REM/CIVIT.
Reverse description : en deux lignes, dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (Quentovic).

Commentary


Monnaie particulièrement rare avec seulement 5 exemplaires étudiés selon Georges Depeyrot.

Historical background


Charles I SAID "CHARLEMAGNE"

(24/09/768-28/01/814)

Charles became king in 768 upon the death of his father Pepin and has shared the kingdom with his brother Carloman (768-771) under the watchful eye of their mother Berthe with big feet. Charlemagne died in 771. From 773 tackles Charles Lombard kingdom and captured Pavia next year dethroning Didier. He was crowned king of the Lombards and confirms the donation of Constantine in Rome. The first expedition to Spain in 778 ended in failure (Roncesvalles). In 781 he appointed Pepin King of Italy and Louis, king of Aquitaine. In 788 he annexed Bavaria filed after the Duke. He leads a great crusade against the Saxons between 782 and 803. Recent convert to Christianity. 25 December 800 he was crowned emperor in Rome by Pope Leo III, but it was not until 812 that the title is recognized by Michael I (811-813) of Byzantium. Charles, already aged, wants to settle his estate among his three son, but Pepin and Charles precede in death. In 814, it was Louis who inherits the unified empire by Charlemagne.

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