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Live auction - bca_668921 - PÉPIN II OF AQUITAINE Obole

PÉPIN II OF AQUITAINE Obole AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 16:05:20
Type : Obole
Date: c. 845-848
Mint name / Town : Aquitaine, Bourges
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 0,63 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan très large, légèrement voilé, présentant un petit manque de métal. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise de médaillier et présentant de petites faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + PIPPINVS REX.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Pépin, roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : EQVI/TANI/ORVM.
Reverse description : en trois lignes.
Reverse translation : (d’Aquitaine).

Commentary


Ce type avec la légende EQVITANIORVm est classé traditionnellement à Bourges. Monnaie particulièrement rare avec seulement 5 exemplaires recensé dans l’ouvrage de Georges Depeyrot.

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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