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bca_861976 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Denier  AU
275.00 €(Approx. 297.00$ | 236.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 864-875
Mint name / Town : Saint-Denis
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 1,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan voilé légèrement irrégulier présentant des manques de métal. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise avec une partie du brillant de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : + SCI DIONVSII M, (D EN FORME DE DELTA, POINT AU-DESSUS DE L’M FINALE).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Monastère de Saint-Denis).

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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