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bca_360810 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier XF
240.00 €(Approx. 268.80$ | 206.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 864
Mint name / Town : Le Mans
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large, régulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier. De petites faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

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 : + CINOMANIS CIVITAS, (DERNIER S RÉTROGRADE).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité du Mans).

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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