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v28_1399 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole XF
MONNAIES 28 (2007)
Starting price : 3 400.00 €
Estimate : 5 500.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Obole
Date: c. 875-877
Mint name / Town : Tournai ? Toulouse ?
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,75 g.
Rarity : UNIQUE
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et régulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise au droit comme au revers
Catalogue references :
G.- - Prou.- - MG.-
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 9 du trésor de la région de Cambrai provenant de TRÉSORS II, n° 308

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CRLVS IIHT.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Charles, empereur ?).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + TOROSA, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 2 HEURES).
Reverse description : Monogramme carolin (CAROLVS).
Reverse translation : (Tournai ?).

Commentary


Exemplaire issu du même coin de revers que le n° 10 du trésor.

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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