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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1026

CAROLINGIANS. Charlemagne (Charles the Great). As Charles I, King of the Franks, 768-814. AR Denier (18mm, 1.33 g, 9h). Class 2. Medolus (Melle) mint. Struck 771-793/4.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1026.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 2 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CAROLINGIANS. Charlemagne (Charles the Great). As Charles I, King of the Franks, 768-814. AR Denier (18mm, 1.33 g, 9h). Class 2. Medolus (Melle) mint. Struck 771-793/4. C(AR)o/LVS in two lines / mEDOLVS around central ornament; L with hook. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 77 (for type); Coupland, Charlemagne 4; Depeyrot 605; M&G 268 corr. (rev. legend); MEC I, 727 . Deep cabinet toning. Good VF. Great metal for issue.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Andy Singer, 1999.

Charlemagne struck four classes of deniers. Coins of the first class were similar to those of his father Pepin, see above. Coins of class 2 represent an intermediate stage in the transition to uniformity of type. All coins of this class bear the king’s name CAROLVS on two lines with the AR ligatured on obverse. The reverse types vary according to mint.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.