CARLVS REX R (circular legend of a cross surrounded by a circle made up of dots, a cross between R and CARLVS).
MET - VLLO (circular legend around the Karolus monogram (1) surrounded by a circle made up of dots, a cross between the letters T and V, another between O and M).
Photo of a coin sold by Classical Numismatic Group, link to the sale and their website: https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=351266#.
(1) All letters inscribed normally.
(2) The letters K and R inscribed normally, the letter S inverted, the letter L inscribed normally.
Three other copies sold by OGN numismatique, link to the sale and their website, first coin: https://www.ogn-numismatique.com/article.asp?langue=fr&article=16517, likn to the second coin: https://www.ogn-numismatique.com/article.asp?langue=fr&article=16518, link to the third coin: https://www.ogn-numismatique.com/article.asp?langue=fr&article=16520. Other copies sold by this same auction house and visible on this page (category Charles II The Bald): https://www.ogn-numismatique.com/periodes.asp?langue=fr&rubrique=1&categorie=7&archive=oui.
Warning! You have to be even more careful with type 4 than with type 3. Indeed, it is very likely that these coins date from Charles The Simple. It is very difficult to differentiate the coinage of a king or another. This type with the legend of the reverse cut by a cross, would be (according to the discoveries of treasures), struck from 864 .. Experts also believe that the style is reminiscent of late strikes. I therefore classify these coins for all the kings concerned by a possible strike, while putting this comment each time.
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