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bca_232123 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole XF
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Price : 200.00 €
Type : Obole
Date: c. 855-866
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 0,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large, voilé et présentant un manque de métal. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Monogramme carolin (Karolus).
Obverse translation : (Charles).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + METVLLO, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 11 HEURES).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Melle).

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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