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Live auction - bca_256462 - LE MANS - CURRENCIES IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES THE BALD Denier

LE MANS - CURRENCIES IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES THE BALD Denier VF
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 915-920
Mint name / Town : Le Mans
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,36 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et décentré au revers. Faiblesse de frappe sur les légendes
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du Trésor de Fécamp

Obverse


Obverse legend : + [CR]ATIA [D]-[I R]EX, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Obverse description : Monogramme carolin (KAROLVS).
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi par la grâce de Dieu).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CI[NO]MANIS CIVITA[S], (O LOSANGÉ).
Reverse description : Croix.
Reverse translation : (Cité du Mans).

Historical background


LE MANS - FIXED CURRENCY ON BEHALF OF CHARLES THE BALD

(Tenth century)

In the Carolingian period the workshop of Le Mans in particular struck on behalf of Pepin the Short, Charlemagne and Charles the Bald. After this reign mint stops until the end of the tenth century. This asset type will however be accompanied by a reduction in weight. Mint immobilized Le Mans and in the name of Charles the Bald is widely represented in the treasure buried around 980 Fécamp.

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