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Electronic Auction 523

Lot nuber 603

CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald) or Charles le Gros (the Fat). As Emperor Charles II, 875-877, or Emperor Charles III, 881-888. AR Denier (20mm, 1.66 g, 3h). Nevernis (Nevers) mint.


Electronic Auction 523
Lot: 603.
 Estimated: $ 150

Early Medieval, Silver

Sold For $ 110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CAROLINGIANS. Charles le Chauve (the Bald) or Charles le Gros (the Fat). As Emperor Charles II, 875-877, or Emperor Charles III, 881-888. AR Denier (20mm, 1.66 g, 3h). Nevernis (Nevers) mint. Cross pattée / Karolus monogram. Depeyrot 701 (Charles the Bald); M&G 1468 (Late Ninth-Century Issues in the Name of an Emperor Charles); MEC 1, 919 (Charles the Bald). Toned. Near VF.

Ex Simon Coupland Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 411, 13 December 2017), lot 511.

As at Bourges, Charles the Bald minted a coin type at Nevers with CARLVS REX which was subsequently replaced by a type of a similar style and reverse design, but the imperial title. This coinage apparently went on being minted uninterrupted until the reign of Charles the Fat in the 880s. The style is identical to that of the coins of Bourges, suggesting that the dies for the two types were manufactured in the same workshop. This is by no means implausible, as the two towns are less than 40 m (60 km) apart. Coins from Nevers are however significantly less numerous than those from Bourges. [S. Coupland]

Closing Date and Time: 7 September 2022 at 13:20:40 ET.

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