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bca_258252 - POITOU - COUNTY OF POITOU - COINAGE IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES II THE BALD Denier

POITOU - COUNTY OF POITOU - COINAGE IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES II THE BALD Denier XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2012)
Price : 280.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: circa 900
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 1,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et assez large laissant apparaître une bonne partie des grènetis extérieurs. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise et sur lequel quelques motifs apparaissent en négatif sur la face opposée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES 46, n° 35

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX, (S RÉTROGRADE).
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MET / ALO.
Reverse description : en deux lignes dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (Melle).

Commentary


Intéressant et rare exemplaire frappé vers l’an 900.

Historical background


POITOU - COUNTY OF POITOU - COINAGE IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES II THE BALD

(10th-12th centuries)

In the 10th century, the Melle workshop belonged to the Counts of Poitiers. This workshop, located near a lead silver mine (still visited), is one of the few mentioned in the edict of Pistre. From 877, the Melle mint continued to mint denarii and obols in the name of the late King Charles II, known as "the Bald". Melle was an active workshop until the middle of the 12th century, a period around which all activity ceased, certainly due to a shortage of wood essential for the extraction of the ore and the smelting operations..

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