Carolingian, Louis the Pious. AD 814 to 840. PORTRAIT silver Denier.

Ancient Coins - Carolingian, Louis the Pious. AD 814 to 840. PORTRAIT silver Denier.
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All portrait deniers of the Carolingian Kings are scarce to rare.

Denomination
: Silver denier.  Mint : Melle in Aquitaine

Size : 17.6 x 19.6 mm. Weight : 1.49 grams.

Reference : MEC vol 1, #758.

Grade : good Fine but with a ragged flan (the ragged area does not have a sharp edge that one would expect if a coin broke after striking, so I believe it was struck on a ragged flan). Nicely toned.

Obverse : Portrait of Louis the Pious right, with HLVDOVVICVS IMP AVG around.

Reverse : Minting tools, with METALLVM around.

This is a particularly interesting type for Louis the Pius, in part because it has his portrait, but also because the reverse shows dies and hammers, representing the medieval minting tools of that time.

Price SKU: vcoin2898
US$ 2,450.00
  • € 2,114.26
  • £ 1,887.99
  • AUD 3,341.37
  • CHF 2,457.19
  • CAD 3,245.59

Rates for: 07/19/18

Ships from: Canada
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