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Live auction - bca_438241 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 15:32:39
Type : Denier
Date: c. 840-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Bourges
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 1,16 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan voilé et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise. Petit manque de métal à 12 heures au droit
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX.
Obverse description : Buste habillé et lauré à gauche de Charles le Chauve.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi).


Reverse legend : BITV/RICES.
Reverse description : en deux lignes dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (Bourges).


Rare monnaie carolingienne avec le buste du roi.

Historical background

Charles the Bald


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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