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Live auction - bca_759791 - LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole à la légende chrétienne

LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole à la légende chrétienne AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 16:04:50
Type : Obole à la légende chrétienne
Date: c. 822-840
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,74 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Monnaie recouverte d’une patine grise de médaillier
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : XPISTIANA RELIGIO.
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 was the King of Aquitaine from 781, became emperor without problem to the death of his father in 814, only surviving legitimate son. In the first part of his reign, until the year 829, he continued the work of his father and mint. The birth of Charles's second marriage in 823 Judith of Bavaria will bring his other son, 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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