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Live auction - bca_455499 - PEPIN THE SHORT Denier

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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:56:59
Type : Denier
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 0,94 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier présentant un manque de métal. Léger tréflage au droit. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - Dp.-


Obverse legend : R P.
Obverse description : sous une barre abréviative, dans le champ, cinq points (groupe de trois points et deux points isolés).
Obverse translation : (Roi Pépin).


Reverse description : sous une barre abréviative.


Monnaie absente des différents ouvrages de référence consultés. Nous n’avons pas pu lire le nom de l’atelier émetteur placé au revers vraisemblablement composé des lettres C I N A D pouvant se rapprocher de certaines monogrammes d’Angers.

Historical background



Pepin was born in Jupille (Belgium) to 715 of the union of Charles Martel and Rothrude. 22 October 741, the death of his father, he became Duke of Neustria, Burgundy and Provence, while his brother Carloman, holds Austrasia. In 747, Carloman withdrew to a monastery and left the territories Pépin administered under the authority of the king "lazy" Childeric III. In November 1751, Pepin obtained from Pope Zachary removal of Childeric III, which marks the end of the Merovingian dynasty, he was crowned king at Soissons by St. Boniface. July 27, 754, Pepin the short was crowned King of the Franks in the basilica of Saint-Denis not Pope Stephen II. Son and his two successors, Carloman and Charles (Charlemagne future) are also sacred that day. Founder of the Carolingian dynasty, having been responsible for the creation of the Papal States and who fought the Saracens, Pepin turns off September 24 in Saint-Denis 768.

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