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

Lot nuber 1031

CAROLINGIANS. Louis 'le Pieux' (the Pious). As Emperor Louis I, 814-840. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.17 g, 1h). Contemporary imitation of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) mint issue. Uncertain mint in Frisia. Struck circa 830.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1031.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Early Medieval, Gold

Sold For $ 5 500. 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. AV Solidus (22mm, 4.17 g, 1h). Contemporary imitation of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen) mint issue. Uncertain mint in Frisia. Struck circa 830. IIDII[...]VDOVVIIIIV ΛVI, laureate and draped bust right / IIIIIIIIOIIIIIIII, small cross pattée within wreath with /|\ ties. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 86; Grierson, Gold, Type V(b)-(m) (same dies as illustration); cf. Prou 1076; cf. BMC Carolingians 78; MEC -. Struck with worn and slightly rusty dies. VF. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 1770.

This issue belongs to an extensive series of imitative solidi modeled on a short-lived issue struck under Louis the Pious between 814 and 818 at the Carolingian capital of Aachen (see Grierson, Gold, Plate 1, 4). Studies of coin finds have shown that these imitations were struck in Frisia between circa AD 830-900, and circulated throughout the North Sea region.

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.