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bca_668193 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole AU
1 200.00 €(Approx. 1428.00$ | 1032.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 864-875
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 0,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan plutôt irrégulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - N.-  - .

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CRATIA VI DC-, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme de Charles (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : [...]TRIIDI/I[...].
Reverse description : Croix.

Commentary


Cette obole présente une légende dégénérée et pourrait avoir été frappée sous Charles III le Simple.

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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