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Live auction - bca_424434 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier AU
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Estimate : 3 800 €
Price : 1 900 €
Maximum bid : 2 000 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 15:21:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 864-875
Mint name / Town : Melun
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,68 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine de médaillier hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CRATIA D-I REX, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme de Charles (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CASTELLO MILED.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Château de Melun).

Commentary


Monnaie de la plus grande rareté. Variante de monogramme avec le L rétrograde comme sur l’exemplaire illustré sous le n° 864 de l’ouvrage de Morrison et Grunthal, Carolingian Coinage.

Historical background


Charles the Bald

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

Charles the Bald became king on the death of his father, Louis the Pious, 20 June 840. The Treaty of Verdun in 843, the Carolingian empire was divided between the three son Louis. Lothar receives Lotharingia, Louis the German and Charles Francia Orientalis Francia Occidentalis. Type in the Christian legend is prior to 864 and the reform of the Edict of Pîtres, but it must be after 843. It has been struck between 850 and 860.

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