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Live auction - bca_715310 - PEPIN THE SHORT Denier

PEPIN THE SHORT Denier XF
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 2 100 €
Maximum bid : 2 550 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 16:23:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,07 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan large présentant un petit manque de métal entre 6 et 8 heures au droit. Jolis reliefs
Catalogue references :
G.-  - Prou.-  - MG.-  - Dp.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : R P.
Obverse description : sous une barre, dans le champ.
Obverse translation : (Pépin roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : +°+°+°+.
Reverse description : R dans le champ.

Commentary


Monnaie absente des ouvrages de référence pour lequel l’atelier est indéterminé (atelier commençant par la lettre R).

Historical background


PÉPIN IER DIT "BRIEF"

(752-24/09/768)

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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