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bca_467485 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier XF
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: circa 840-864
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,55 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX FR.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi des Francs).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + METVLLO, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 1 HEURE).
Reverse description : Monogramme carolin (KAROLVS).
Reverse translation : (Melle).

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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