Carolingian Empire Pepin the Short, King of the Franks 751-768 (Mayor of the Palace 741-751) Denar (Pfennig)

Denar (Pfennig)

The pictorial and technical traits of this early Carolingian coin, which was probably minted in Marseilles, are recognisably in the Merovingian tradition. Its precise date is still uncertain; depending on how the letters on the obverse are interpreted, the coin was minted either shortly before or shortly after 751, the year in which Pepin was anointed king, thus becoming the first ruler of the Frankish Carolingian dynasty.

[Data record Id. 57133]