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bca_257800 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2014)
Price : 200.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: c. 840-855
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Bourges
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,68 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large, régulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire sur lequel la croix du droit apparaît légèrement en négatif au revers. Une patine bleutée de médaillier recouvre le droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES 48, n° 39

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : + BITVRICES CIVI, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Reverse description : Monogramme de Charles (KAROLVS).
Reverse translation : (Cité de Bourges).

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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