Denar Papst Eugens II. im Namen Kaiser Ludwigs des Frommen About the Object
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  • Denar Papst Eugens II. im Namen Kaiser Ludwigs des Frommen
  • Enhanced description
    • Eugenius <II., Papa>; Münzherr
    • Rom
    • Vatikanstadt
  • 824 - 827
  • Durchmesser: 22,6 mm Gewicht: 1,33 g Stempelstellung: 6 h / Material: Silber, Prägung
    • Denar (10./11. Jahrhundert), Pfennig, 824 - 827 Kirchenstaat (Vatikan) Eugenius <II., Papa>
    • Kaiser
    • Kaisertum
    • Papst
    • Papsttum
    • Päpste
    • Bischof von Rom
    • Eugenius <II., Papa>
    • Petrus <Apostel>
    • Ludwig <I., Römisch-Deutsches Reich, Kaiser>
    • Münzen und Medaillen der Päpste aus zwölf Jahrhunderten
  • Staatliche Münzsammlung München
  • Staatliche Münzsammlung München
    • Staatliche Münzsammlung München - Inventory number: 01-00001
  • http://hdl.handle.net/428894.vzg/e8225bd1-4e42-4830-96d6-a3ccb01c78b6
  • Licence of the Metadata: CC0
  • Standardzitierwerk: Elio Biaggi, Monete e Zecche Medievali Italiane. Dal Sec. VIII al Sec. XV. Turin 1992. Seite/Nr.: 2015; F. Muntoni, „Le monete dei papi e degli Stati pontifici ; Bd. 1“. Santamaria, Roma, 1972. Seite/Nr.: 1
  • 2018-04-10

Denar Papst Eugens II. im Namen Kaiser Ludwigs des Frommen

824 - 827
  • Rom
  • Vatikanstadt

Description

Obverse legend: LVDOVICVS IMP (Ludovicus Imperator); Monogram of the city of Rome, double pearl cycle on the outside, in between circular legend.

Reverse (legend): SCS PETRVS (Sanctus Petrus); LVDOVICVS IMP (Ludovicus Imperator); Papal monogram of Eugene II, double pearl cycle on the outside, in between circular legend

This coin issued by Pope Eugene II (824-827) is one of the earliest known numismatic testimonials left by a pope. It was created during his brief pontificate in the years between 824 and 827, and the design, weight and silver content of Eugene’s II coins are strongly inspired by those of Emperor Ludwig the Pious. This is explained by the fact that Ludwig the Pious had become the patron of the pope and of the Vatican state and was also named as the master of the mint on the pieces. The pope, however, appeared only with the monogram of his name on the front and the monogram of the city of Rome on the back. Historically, Pope Eugene II is mainly important due to the Constitutio Romana, which he had concluded with Emperor Lothar I (817-855). In this treaty, the election of the pope was regulated and placed under imperial supervision. In addition, no pope was allowed to be crowned and consecrated, unless he had previously sworn allegiance to the emperor. This regulation was not fundamentally changed until the eleventh century, before and during the investiture controversy.