French Feudal. Normady. Richard I, AD 943 to 996. Silver denier.

Ancient Coins - French Feudal. Normady. Richard I, AD 943 to 996. Silver denier.
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Richard I, known as Richard the Fearless, came into power in Normady upon his fathers death in AD 942 at the age of 8 to 10 years, but Louis IV of France immediately seized Normady and put him in confinement. With the help of other Norman and Viking leaders, Richard escaped and reclaiming Normady in AD 947. 

Denomination : Silver denier. Mint : Rouen.

Size : 18.7 x 19.3 mm. Weight : 1.06 grams.

Reference : D-18

Grade : gVF with some weakiness on some of the lettering, and the lettering is crudely engraved, as is normal for this issue.

Obverse : Short cross with a pellet in each quadrant, with RICARDVS around.

Reverse : Monogram of Bishop Hugues, with ROTO MAGVS around.

Hugues was Bishop of Rouen from AD 942 to 989.

This Richard has no connection with Richard the Lionheart of England, predating him by more than 200 years.

Price SKU: vcoin3324
US$ 215.00
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Rates for: 10/23/18

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