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Live auction - bca_580462 - CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole

CHARLES II LE CHAUVE / THE BALD Obole XF/AU
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Estimate : 1 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 16:06:21
Type : Obole
Date: c. 840-855
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Bourges
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 0,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe au droit. Patine foncée de médaillier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la maison Page, achat du mois de janvier 1941

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + AQVI/TANIA.
Reverse description : En deux lignes.
Reverse translation : (Aquitaine).

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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