[Germany] Carolus Magnus F.e Rex XXIIII.
Engraving. 121 x 85mm. 4¾ x 3¼". Trimmed close to the plate.
Charlemagne (c.742-814) was King of the Franks and Emperor of the Romans. He was responsible for expanding the Frankish kingdom into an empire that incorporated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus by Pope Leo III; this made him a temporary rival of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople.
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