Two Rare Carolingian Deniers
CAROLINGIANS. Charlemagne (Charles the Great).
|CNG 85, Lot: 1309. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
As Charles I, King of the Franks, 768-814. AR Denier (17mm, 0.84 g, 6h). Class 2. Dorestad mint. Struck 771-793/4. C(AR)O/LVS in two lines across field / ΩoΩ/STΠT/(two down-turned crescents and small T)/ ax in four lines. Coupland, Charlemagne
3; Depeyrot 410; M&G 699; MEC 1, 724. VF, toned, with several minor surface cracks. Very rare.
From the Marie Karlsson Collection.