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Live auction - bca_445642 - PEPIN THE SHORT Denier

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 4 000 €
Maximum bid : 4 000 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 15:32:09
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Quentovic
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire recouvert d’une patine de médaillier, plus sombre au droit qu’au revers. Monnaie bien centrée, de frappe vigoureuse au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une vieille collection française. Avec son étiquette d’origine


Obverse legend : R F.
Obverse description : sous une barre abréviative, dans le champ.
Obverse translation : (Roi des Francs).


Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes entre une barre abréviative.


Manque de métal de 9 à 11 heures.

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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