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

Lot nuber 1029

CAROLINGIANS. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AR Denier (18.5mm, 1.36 g, 2 or 8h). Class 1. Metallum (Melle) mint. Struck 814-819.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1029.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 1 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CAROLINGIANS. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AR Denier (18.5mm, 1.36 g, 2 or 8h). Class 1. Metallum (Melle) mint. Struck 814-819. HLVDOVVICVS IMP AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / + METALLVM, implements of coin minting: pair of dies, flanked on either side by mallet. Coupland, Money 3; Depeyrot 607; M&G 396; Gariel 73; MEC 1, 758. Toned, hairline flan crack. VF. Very rare.

Ex Künker 307 (18 June 2018), lot 7; Ex Collection J.-C. P... (Bourgey, 30 March 1990), lot 4.

Melle was the most productive mint in Carolingian France. On the reverse of this rare portrait issue we see the necessary tools of any medieval mint; a pair of dies and the hammers used to strike the coins.

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.