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Live auction - bca_646954 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 454 €
Maximum bid : 650 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 16:06:20
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 864-875
Mint name / Town : Paris
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : +900 ‰
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan très large et légèrement irrégulier. Beaux reliefs. Patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + GRATIA D-I REX.
Obverse description : Monogramme carolin (carolus).
Obverse translation : (Charles, par la grâce de Dieu).


Reverse legend : + PARISII CIVITAS.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Paris).

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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