Denarius, type 1, var 4 (CALRVS REX FR . monogram Carolus)

Obverse legend
Reverse legend

CAnoRVS REX FR (circular legend around a cross surrounded by a circle made up of dots, a cross between FR and CAnoRVS. A small triangle at each upper corner of the cross).

DORESTADO (circular legend with the letter S inclined, around the Carolus monogram (1) surrounded by a circle made up of dots, a cross between the letters O and D).


Photo of a coin sold by Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., link to the sale:, link to their website:



Monogram Carolus:

(1)  Without letter A in the diamond on the middle.


I noted the triangles on the obverse as being in the upper corners of the middle cross, considering that the cross separating the legend is the ''north'' of the coin. It seems to me that the letter between the letters A and R is an inverted letter L. Type 1, var 1 shows this same form instead of the letter L. So I noted the type as CALRVS REX FR, the letter no being noted in the description to indicate the shape.


G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 500 1.000 2.000 ? ? ?