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bca_298083 - 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 AU
250.00 €(Approx. 275.00$ | 215.00£)
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Type : Denier
Date: circa 900
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,55 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. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :
MG.- - N.-

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CARLVS REX, (S RÉTROGRADE).
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre besants.
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 Poitou - FIXED CURRENCY ON BEHALF OF CHARLES II THE BALD

(Tenth to twelfth centuries)

In the tenth century, the workshop Melle belonged to the Counts of Poitiers. This workshop, located near a Pb-silver mine (always visited), is one of the few mentioned in the edict of Pistre. From 877, the workshop Melle continued hitting deniers and obols to the deceased King Charles II "le Chauve". Melle was an active workshop until the middle of the twelfth century, a period to which all activity ceased, certainly due to a shortage of wood necessary for ore mining and smelting operations.

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