Denier - Charles II Saint Sebastian monastery of Soissons


Issuer Carolingian EmpireKingdom of West Francia (843-986)
King Charles II the Bald (843-877)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 864-875
Value 1 Denier (1⁄240)
Currency Pound (840-987)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.84 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 342132
References Prou Car# –,
Maurice Prou; 1896. Les monnaies carolingiennes. Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, France.
Nouchy# 214 (p. 196),
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/240,
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# 1145,
Karl Frederick Morrison, Henry Grunthal; 1967. Carolingian Coinage. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.
MEC I# I, 902
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, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ GRΛTIΛ D-I REX

Unabridged legend: KAROLUS GRATIA DEI REX

Translation: Charles, king by the grace of God.


Cross in a beaded circle, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ S-CI SEBΛSTIΛNI M

Translation: Monastery of St. Sebastian.


Saint Medardus abbey of Soissons, France


Appointed missi dominici, Abbot Hildwin took advantage of a trip to Rome with Lothaire (son of Louis I) to meet Pope Eugene II in 824. On the strength of this friendship with the Pope, in 826 he sent the second dignitary of Saint-Médard, Abbot Rodwin, bearer of a letter of approval from Louis I, to recover the relics of Saint Sebastian which were in Rome, alongside those of Saint Peter.Automatically translated

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