Germany, Aachen: Frederick II (1220-50) AR Denar (Menadier-62)

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Germany, Aachen: Frederick II (1220-50) AR Denar (Menadier-62)

Obv: ✚ • FRID �RIC' • ; Emperor seated facing
Rev: ✠ INP� R�TOR; Bust of Charles the Great with castle behind

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constanius

Very impressive, reminded me of this medal which I have not looked at in years and the image is from that same time.



But you might be interested in the font I used for my epithet below, Aethelred, it was a free download.

Pat

Figleaf

I suspect the castle is the Aachener dom. It is perhaps the most famous building from his time, his burial place and certainly the most important building of the issuing city. It is also a subtle reminder of the imperial power, since emperors were traditionally crowned there (though Frederick was crowned in Mainz.)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

constanius

Frederick was crowned king 9 Dec. 1212 in Mainz but he was crowned again in Aachen 25 July 1215.  He was later Crowned Holy Roman Emperor on 22 Nov. 1220 in Rome.

Pat

echizento

That a beauty, nice sharp detail. What is the size and weight?

Quant.Geek

Quote from: echizento on July 06, 2016, 04:01:10 AM
That a beauty, nice sharp detail. What is the size and weight?

Thanks everyone.  The weight is 1.45g.  It hasn't arrived yet so I don't know what the size is...
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