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v46_0018 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole VF
MONNAIES 46 (2010)
Starting price : 950.00 €
Estimate : 2 000.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Obole
Date: circa 864-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Troyes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 0,54 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan irrégulier. Exemplaire taché au droit comme au revers et présentant de petites faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :
G.- - Prou.- - MG.- - 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 : + TRECAS CIVITAS, (S RÉTROGRADES).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Troyes).

Commentary


Monnaie de la plus grande rareté.

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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