Obol - Charles II Saint Dionysius monastery


Issuer Kingdom of West Francia (Carolingian Empire)
King Charles II the Bald (843-877)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 864-875
Value 1 Obol (1⁄480)
Currency Pound (840-987)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.62 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References Prou Car# 347-351,
Maurice Prou; 1896. Les monnaies carolingiennes. Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, France.
Nouchy# 200 (p. 190),
Patrick Nouchy; 1994. Les rois carolingiens de Francie occidentale : De Pépin le Bref à Louis V (751-987) = The Carolingian kings of West Francia : From Pepin the Short to Louis V (751-987). Éditions du Grenier Durocasse, Dreux.
Gariel Car# XXXIV/222-223,
Ernest Gariel; 1883. Les Monnaies Royales de France sous la race Carolingienne / 1ère partie. Imprimerie Typographiquede G. Fischbach, Strasbourg, France.
And 1 more volumes.
Morrison# 841 ; 844-847,
Karl Frederick Morrison, Henry Grunthal; 1967. Carolingian Coinage. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.
MEC I# I, 898
Philip Grierson, Mark Blackburn; 2007. Medieval European Coinage 1 / The Early Middle Ages (5th-10th Centuries). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Monogram in a beaded circle.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ CRΛTIΛ D-I REX

Unabridged legend: KAROLUS GRATIA DEI REX

Translation: Charles, king by the grace of God.


Cross in a beaded circle.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ SCI ΔIONVSIIM

Translation: Saint Dionysius.


Royal abbey of Saint-Denis, France (640-950)


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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
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Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232143
Lot 61420
Internet Archive
Oct 21, 2021 ND (864-875) – Nouchy #200D: SCI ΔIONVSIIM VF
(NGC AU55)
USD 144.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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