Denier - Louis I Strasbourg mint; City gate

Features

Issuer Unified Carolingian Empire
Emperor Louis the Pious (Hludovicus) (814-840)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 814-818
Value 1 Denier (1⁄240)
Currency Pound (751-843)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.82 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
343590
References Morrison# 324,
Karl Frederick Morrison, Henry Grunthal; 1967. Carolingian Coinage. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.
Nouchy# 64 (p. 102),
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# XIX/123,
Ernest Gariel; 1883. Les Monnaies Royales de France sous la race Carolingienne / 1ère partie. Imprimerie Typographiquede G. Fischbach, Strasbourg, France.
And 1 more volumes.
Prou Car# 43
Maurice Prou; 1896. Les monnaies carolingiennes. Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, France.

Obverse

Diademed bust facing right, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: HLVDDOVICVS IMP AVG

Unabridged legend: LUDOVICUS IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS

Translation: Louis, emperor august.

Reverse

City gate, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ STRAZBURC

Translation: Strasbourg.

Mint

Strasbourg, France (?-1870)

Comments

These denarii are among the first struck by Louis the Pious, in continuation of the coinage of Charlemagne.Automatically translated

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (814-818) 

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