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Three Deniers of Charlemagne

CNG 109, Lot: 782. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAROLINGIANS. Charlemagne (Charles the Great). As Charles I, King of the Franks, 768-814. AR Denier (17mm, 1.11 g, 9h). Class 2. Lem[ovacium] (Limoges) mint. Struck 771-793/4. C(AR)o/LV•S• in two lines; pellet in center / LEM across field; long bar above; below, X flanked by pellet on either side. Coupland, Charlemagne –; Depeyrot 502; M&G 260 var. (no pellets); MEC 1, 725 var. (same). VF, toned, some light marks. Rare.