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Live auction - bca_834745 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier AU
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Estimate : 240 €
Price : 165 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 16:26:46
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: c. 864-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Rennes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 1,63 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier avec de petites taches
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Monnaie provenant de la collection Libaud

Obverse


Obverse legend : + GRATIA D-I REX, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme carolin (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + H REDONIS CIVITAS, (O LOSANGÉ).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Rennes).

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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