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bca_525801 - LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole

LOUIS THE PIOUS Obole XF/VF
750.00 €(Approx. 832.50$ | 645.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 822-840
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant une usure régulière et un très beau droit ayant conservé du relief. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + HLVDOVVICVS IM.
Obverse description : Croix formée de quatre triangles autour d’un point.
Obverse translation : (Louis, empereur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + METALLVM.
Reverse description : Deux coins et deux marteaux.
Reverse translation : (Religion chrétienne).

Commentary


Obole appartenant à une série particulièrement intéressante avec deux coins et deux marteaux, symboles monétaires de l’atelier minière et de l’extraction minière des mines mérovingiennes et carolingiennes de Melle (Deux-Sèvres).

Historical background


LOUIS I. THE PILES OR DÉBONNAIRE

(25/01/814-20/06/840)

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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