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Electronic Auction 523

Lot nuber 602

CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald). As Emperor Charles II, 875-877. AR Denier (21mm, 1.75 g, 4h). Class 3. Biturices (Bourges) mint. Struck 876-8777.


Electronic Auction 523
Lot: 602.
 Estimated: $ 200

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald). As Emperor Charles II, 875-877. AR Denier (21mm, 1.75 g, 4h). Class 3. Biturices (Bourges) mint. Struck 876-8777. Cross pattée / Karolus monogram. Depeyrot 198; M&G 1479; MEC 1, 914. Toned. Good VF.

Ex Simon Coupland Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 411, 13 December 2017), lot 509; Vinchon (31 May 2017), lot 265 (part of).

These coins of Bourges appear to have become an immobilised type which was minted throughout the period from Charles the Bald’s accession as emperor in 875 until Odo replaced them in 888. They were evidently minted in large numbers and remained in circulation for a long while, as 18 ended up in the Cuerdale hoard of around 905 and 17 in the Rennes hoard of circa 920. The majority were probably minted under Emperor Charles the Fat (884–8). [S. Coupland]

Closing Date and Time: 7 September 2022 at 13:20:20 ET.

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