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Live auction - bca_393006 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 June 2016 15:56:15
Type : Obole
Date: c. 864-900
Mint name / Town : Châlons-en-Champagne
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,73 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et très légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe et recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - N.-


Obverse legend : + GR[.]ATIA D-I IX.
Obverse description : Monogramme carolin (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).


Reverse legend : + CATVNAS CII.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Châlons).


Semble être le deuxième exemplaire connu après l’exemplaire provenant du trésor de la région de Cambrai proposé à la vente de MONNAIES XXVIII, n° 1420 mais qui était dans un état fragmentaire.

Historical background

Charles the Bald


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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