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Live auction - bca_680630 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole XF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 17:00:53
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole
Date: c. 864-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,56 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan voilé suite à un choc au niveau du K de monogramme carolin. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - N.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CIATIA ILIEX, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme de Charles (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + VIVINVIII[...].
Reverse description : Croix.

Commentary


Cette obole présente des légendes dégénérées et pourrait avoir été frappée sous Charles III le Simple.

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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