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bfe_272836 - TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Carolus

TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Carolus VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2014)
Price : 20.00 €
Type : Carolus
Date: 1622
Mint name / Town : Besançon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 222 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,58 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce carolus est frappé sur un flan assez large, irrégulier, bombé et décentré. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise. Le revers est légèrement granuleux
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CAROLVS: V: IMPERATOR, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX ANNELETS SUPERPOSÉS).
Obverse description : Buste de Charles-Quint à gauche, couronné, accosté du millésime 16-22.
Obverse translation : (Charles V, empereur romain).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MONE: CIV[I: BI]SVNTINÆ, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX ANNELETS SUPERPOSÉS).
Reverse description : Écu de Besançon orné de cuirs.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie de la cité de Besançon).

Historical background


Franche-Comté - Besançon

(1534-1674)

Charles V (1500-1558) is the son of Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad. He became Duke of Burgundy (Franche-Comté) in 1506. To thank his minister, Nicolas Perrenot Granvelle (1486-1550), a native of Besançon, Charles concedes May 8, 1534 the city the right to coin money provided to include the right his effigy. After his abdication in 1556 and his death in 1558, the Bisontins continued to include the face of the emperor on the coinage.

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