Sou d'or, 1 B

Obverse legend
Reverse legend

DN HLVDOVVICVS IMP AVG (Laureate and draped bust of Louis The Pious on the right).

MVNVII ?IDVCMVII (circular and anti-clockwise legend around a cross surrounded by a circle made up of dots).

Photo of the copy preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (public domain), link to the page of their website showing the photo of the coin:;0.


The letters following the number (1 A, 1 B..) classify the coins according to their quality of representation.


Obverse legend copied: DN HLVDOVVICVS IMP AVG

Reverse legend copied: NVMVS DIVINVM


Another copy preserved at the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen of Berlin, link to the page of their website showing the photo of the coin: Probably with the same dies as the copy preserved at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


I classify this coin in false Frisians, due the style and errors of legend on the reverse. It's hard to read the reverse legend and even know where it begins. I considered as starting the letters MVN (for MVNVS). For the end of legend, the two letters II are perhaps simply the ribbons of the crown.

G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
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Seems never to have gone on sale.