Sou d'or (Solidus), 1 L

Obverse legend
Reverse legend

DIIVIIIVDOIIIVIC (Laureate and draped bust of Louis The Pious on the right, the first letter D retrograde).

IOIVIIS?IIIIIVIII (circular legend around a cross surrounded by a circle made up of dots).

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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


For the reverse legend, I considered that the letter V, very clear, is the penultimate letter of the legend copied: NVMVS DIVINVM. The three letters ''I'' which follow are thereby are degenerate M. Therefore the first letter ''I'' before the letter O, constitutes the beginning of the legend. Before the hole on the reverse, where the letter disappeared (noted ''?'' In the description), we see a curved letter I, I think it is a letter S (as I noted in the description). Its location makes sense in relation to the copied legend. The three letters I at 6 o'clock seem to be letters. Unlike the 1 C, these letters are not glued to the crown.

G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 1.500 2.000 ? ? ? ?

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