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v26_0769 - ODO Denier

ODO Denier XF
MONNAIES 26 (2006)
Starting price : 250.00 €
Estimate : 450.00 €
Realised price : 565.00 €
Number of bids : 4
Maximum bid : 800.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: c. 888-898
Mint name / Town : Angers
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan régulier présentant des faiblesses de frappe au niveau des légendes. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + GRATIA [D-]I REX.
Obverse description : Monogramme d’Eudes (ODO) et une croisette.
Obverse translation : (Eudes, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + ANDECAVIS CIVITAS.
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité d’Angers).

Historical background


ODO

(02/29/888-01/01/898)

Eudes (860-898) is the first Robertian king, son of Robert the Strong (+866), marquis of Neustria. Eudes, Count of Paris from 882, heroically defended the city against the Normans during the siege around 885-887. Elected and crowned in 888, he was crowned at Compiègne. From this coronation, a fight that will last ten years opposes him to Charles III the Simple, the posthumous son of Louis II the Stammerer. Charles was crowned in 893. Eudes chose Charles as his successor and died in 898. The struggle would last another century between Carolingians and Robertians before Hugues Capet, Duke of the Franks, became the first Capetian king..

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