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Live auction - bca_393012 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier XF
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 June 2016 15:54:45
Type : Denier
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Jouarre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,68 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large, irrégulier et présentant d’infimes manques de métal en périphérie

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : + IOTRENSIS (MO LIÉS).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Monastère de Jouarre).

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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