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bca_811606 - CHARLEMAGNE Denier

CHARLEMAGNE Denier AU
3 300.00 €(Approx. 3564.00$ | 2772.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 768-781
Date: n.d
Mint name / Town : Chartres
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et légèrement tordu à 5 heures au revers. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - Dp.-
Predigree :
Avec son certificat d’exportation n°225390 délivré par le Ministère français de la Culture

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : CARNOTIS.
Reverse description : globule dans un grènetis.
Reverse translation : (Chartres).

Commentary


Comme pour certaines monnaies de Saint-Martin-de-Tours de Pépin et de Charlemagne, cette monnaie présente au revers un globule contenu dans un grènetis. Type monétaire absent des ouvrages de référence.

Historical background


CHARLEMAGNE

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

Charles became king in 768 on the death of his father Pepin the Short and shared the kingdom with his brother Carloman (768-771) under the watchful eye of their mother Berthe au grand pied. Carloman died in 771. From 773, Charles attacked the Lombard kingdom and captured Pavia the following year by dethroning Didier. He is crowned king of the Lombards and confirms Constantine's donation to Rome. The first expedition to Spain in 778 ended in failure (Roncesvalles). In 781, he named Pépin king of Italy and Louis, king of Aquitaine. In 788, he annexed Bavaria after deposing the duke. He led a great crusade against the Saxons between 782 and 803. The latter converted to Christianity. On December 25, 800, he was crowned emperor in Rome by Leo III but it was not until 812 that his title was recognized by Michael I (811-813) of Byzantium. Charles, already old, wants to settle his inheritance between his three sons, but Pépin and Charles precede him in death. In 814, it was Louis who inherited the empire unified by Charlemagne.

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