CARo _ LVS (inscribed in two lines).
IAI _ VCI (inscribed in two lines separated by a long cross tilted to the left, the letter C retrograde).
Two copies preserved at the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen of Berlin, link to the page of their website showing the photo of the first coin: http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=2440372&viewType=detailView, link to the second coin: http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=2440373&viewType=detailView. This last coin looks very strangely like this coin preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (public domain), link to the page of their website showing the photo of the coin: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b104137480.r=charlemagne%20denier?rk=858373;2. Same aspect of obverse, same dies but also and above all same form of blank .. almost exactly the same two blanks with the same centering .. same printing depth with the beading which goes back to the same height ... I specify that this is two coins and not only one showed by the two museums.
In my opinion, the reverse photos given by the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen of Berlin, should be with the letters I, A and I at the top and not at the bottom, reversed, as they are actually shown. With these letters I, A and I at the top, only the letter C is retrograde and the legend legible in order. The two Berlin coins share no dies.
|N°||G||F||XF 40||AU 58||MS 63||MS 65|
Seems never to have gone on sale.