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bca_296992 - LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole à la légende chrétienne

LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole à la légende chrétienne VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2018)
Price : 140.00 €
Type : Obole à la légende chrétienne
Date: c. 822-840
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 0,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et voilé. Usure importante. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + HLVDOVVICVS IMP.
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre besants.
Obverse translation : (Louis empereur).


Reverse legend : XPISTIANA RELICIO.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle avec un fronton triangulaire sommé d'une croisette, une croix au centre posée sur deux degrés.
Reverse translation : (Religion chrétienne).

Historical background



Louis, who had been king of Aquitaine since 781, became emperor without issue on the death of his father in 814, the only surviving legitimate son. In the first part of his reign, until the year 829, he continued the work of his father and his coinage. The birth of Charles from a second marriage in 823 with Judith of Bavaria will bring his other sons, Lothair, Pepin and Louis to revolt against him. He was dethroned twice in 830 and 833 and the kingdom remained divided until his death in 840.

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