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Very Rare Portrait Denier of Charles the Bald

Triton XXII, Lot: 1225. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald). As Charles II, King of West Francia, 840-877. AR Denier (19.5mm, 0.98 g, 2h). Biturices (Bourges) mint. Struck 840-864. + CARLVS RE, diademed and draped bust left / BITV/RICES in two lines. Coupland, Early 5; Depeyrot 190; M&G 1069; Prou 737; MEC 1, –. Good VF, toned, minor porosity, light deposits. Bold portrait for issue. Very rare.