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bca_643790 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole VF
450.00 €(Approx. 544.50$ | 387.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 864-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Orléans
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,57 g.
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan plutôt irrégulier et présentant une usure homogène
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.519 var. - MG.949 var. - N.-  - .

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CRATIA D-I REX, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme de Charles (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + AVRELIANIS CIVIS.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité d'Orléans).

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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