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Live auction - bca_908849 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier AU
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Starting price : 450 €
Estimate : 800 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 04 June 2024 15:39:29
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 864-875
Date: s.d.
Mint name / Town : Chartres
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 1,55 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et régulier. Monnaie présentant de hauts reliefs en dépit de quelques faiblesses de frappe. Ce denier est recouvert d’une jolie patine grise de médaillier
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CARNOTIS CIVITAS, (O LOSANGÉ).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Chartres).

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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