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Live auction - fwo_644429 - ITALY - DUCHY OF PARMA DE PIACENZA AND GUASTALLA - MARIE-LOUISE OF AUSTRIA 40 Lire 1821 Milan

ITALY - DUCHY OF PARMA DE PIACENZA AND GUASTALLA - MARIE-LOUISE OF AUSTRIA 40 Lire 1821 Milan AU/MS
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Type : 40 Lire
Date: 1821
Mint name / Town : Milan
Quantity minted : 36760
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 26,19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,91 g.
Edge : inscrite en creux * DIRIGE ME DOMINE (Le Seigneur me guide)
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Remarquable exemplaire sans usure notable si ce n’est de légères traces de circulation à l’avers. Le revers est splendide. Petit coup sur la tranche à 7 heures
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MARIA LUIGIA PRINC. IMP. ARCID. D'AUSTRIA// (GRENADE) 1821 (COUPE) .
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé de Marie-Louise à gauche, les cheveux coiffés en chignon.
Obverse translation : (Marie-Louise princesse impériale archiduchesse d'Autriche).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PER LA GR. DI DIO DUCH. DI PARMA PIAC. E GUAST.// 40. LIRE.
Reverse description : Écu parti au 1 de Parme, au 2 d'Este, sur le tout posé petit écu parti d'Habsbourg-Lorraine entouré du collier de l'ordre de Saint-Michel posé sur un manteau herminé et couronné.
Reverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu duchesse de Parme, Plaisance et Guastalla).

Commentary


Les exemplaires datés de 1821 ont en réalité été frappés postérieurement, en 1822, 1823 et 1830. Ils sont beaucoup plus rares que ceux de l’année 1815 !.

Historical background


ITALY - Duchy of Parma PLEASURE AND GUASTALLA - MARIE-LOUISE OF AUSTRIA

(14/09/1814-16/12/1847)

Marie-Louise of Habsburg (12/12/1791-18/12/1847) is the daughter of Emperor Francis II of Austria and Maria Theresa of Naples. After the battle of Wagram, Austria is in bad shape and the emperor was forced to give his daughter in marriage to Napoleon to preserve the peace between France and Austria. The marriage took place April 2, 1810 after Napoleon repudiated Joséphine. Napoleon II, King of Rome, was born March 20, 1811. In 1813, Napoleon gave him the regency. After the abdication of Napoleon in 1814, she joined her father in Vienna. It receives lifetime sovereignty of the Duchy of Parma. It morganatic wife Count von Neipperg in 1821, four months after the death of Napoleon and has two children by him. After the death of Field Marshal, she remarried with his grand chamberlain, Count Bombelles in 1834. His son, Napoleon said "L'Aiglon" consumptive dies two years before in Vienna.

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