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Ebay Auctions: 3 Carolingians, Charlemagne (x2) and Charles the Fat

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Ebay Auctions: 3 Carolingians, Charlemagne (x2) and Charles the Fat

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Hi everyone. Up for auction on eBay right now I have three medieval Carolingian Frankish silver deniers. All three coins are wonderful pieces of Dark Ages history!


More details are in the auction descriptions, including sizes and weights. Bids are still low, and all three end this Sunday 2/26 starting at 9 pm EST. Any questions please feel free to PM me here or through eBay. Thanks for looking.

What makes this particualrly special is that two of them (the Metvllo type) are or more likely than not to be of the great Charlemagne (747-814 AD), based on recent numismatic research by Simon Coupland (please see the auction description for more details on this; for the complete research see Coupland’s study “Attributing the Melle coins of Charlemagne and Charles the Bald”). Although it is not 100% conclusive, I’d say it’s close and that this can still be an appropriate hole-filler for the famous emperor.

The other coin (the Bourges type) is likely to be of Charles the Fat, great grandson of Charlemagne and the last ruler of a United Frankish Empire, and overall a rare ruler to obtain. Based on weight and chronology it is more likely to be from him (as opposed to Charles the Bald or a later immobilized type; please see Karl F. Morrison's "Carolingian Coinage" study, under Table XVII).

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