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E-auction 53-23361 - POITOU - COUNTY OF POITOU - COINAGE IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES II THE BALD Obole

POITOU - COUNTY OF POITOU - COINAGE IMMOBILIZED IN THE NAME OF CHARLES II THE BALD Obole VF
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Estimate : 65 €
Price : 34 €
Maximum bid : 34 €
End of the sale : 21 April 2014 16:37:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: circa 1050-1100
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Melle
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan très large et irrégulier. Patine foncée. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

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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