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bca_564363 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier à la légende chrétienne

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier à la légende chrétienne XF
180.00 €(Approx. 194.40$ | 154.80£)
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Type : Denier à la légende chrétienne
Date: c. 840-850
Mint name / Town : Orléans ?
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise et présentant une fente traversante

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX FR.
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre globules.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi des Francs).

Reverse


Reverse legend : XPISTIANA RELICIO.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle avec un fronton triangulaire surmonté d'une croisette, posé sur deux degrés orné d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (Religion chrétienne).

Commentary


Variété avec le F de FR à l’envers.

Historical background


CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD

(20/06/840-6/10/877)

Charles the Bald became king on the death of his father, Louis the Pious, on June 20, 840. At the Treaty of Verdun in 843, the Carolingian empire was shared between Louis' three sons. Lothair receives Lotharingia, Louis the German, Francia Orientalis and Charles Francia Occidentalis. The type with the Christian legend predates 864 and the reform of the Edict of Pîtres, but it must be later than 843. It may have been struck between 850 and 860.

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