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bca_649381 - PÉPIN II OF AQUITAINE Denier

PÉPIN II OF AQUITAINE Denier XF
1 100.00  €
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Prix promo : 880.00 €(Approx. 959.20$ | 730.40£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 846-848
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan large et régulier. Exemplaire ayant été nettoyé et recouvert d’une légère patine grise hétérogène. Exemplaire présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe au niveau de la légende du droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + PIPINVS REX EQ.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Pépin, roi d’Aquitaine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : XPISTIANA RELIGIO.
Reverse description : Temple sommé d’une croix, au-dessous deux degrés.
Reverse translation : (Religion chrétienne).

Historical background


Pepin II of Aquitaine

(839-852)

Pepin II of Aquitaine (823-865) is the eldest son of Pepin I (797-838) and the grand-son of Louis the Pious. He succeeded his father Pepin I, who died 13 December 838, by illegally seizing the throne and taking Toulouse in 843. Charles the Bald tried to dislodge but is obliged to recognize its sovereignty over Aquitaine in exchange for an oath of fealty. However, Pepin County loses Poitiers. The following years were not an uninterrupted series of wars and betrayals. Toulouse and Poitiers are plundered by the Normans. In 852, Pepin comes to Charles the Bald who does lock in Saint-Médard de Soissons. He escapes and revolts against his uncle again. The last ten years of his life, Pippin tries vainly to regain possession of his kingdom captive and died in 865 in Senlis.

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