Hugo of Provence, King of Italy 926-948

Biaggi 1397 (R3), PCGS-graded MS-62

Obverse depicts a monogram with two lines on the reverse. Coins from the last period of Carolingian rule in Italy. Struck at Milan; choice and really pleasing.

He was a BOSONID. He empowered his relatives at the expense of the aristocracy. He showed some culture in an age of an otherwise barbaric century.