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Live auction - bfe_455608 - LORRAINE - METZ - THIERRY V BAYER OF BOPPARD Gros au saint Étienne debout AU

LORRAINE - METZ - THIERRY V BAYER OF BOPPARD Gros au saint Étienne debout AU
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Type : Gros au saint Étienne debout 
Date: 1365-1383 
Mint name / Town : Metz 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 26,5  mm
Orientation dies : 4  h.
Weight : 3,27  g.
Coments on the condition : Ce gros est frappé sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs et recouvert d’une jolie patine grise de médaillier 
Catalogue references : Bd.1641 (5 f.)  - W.II/E/w/11 
Historical background
Obverse legend : ThEODC'* - EPS'* mETE'* .
Obverse description : Saint Étienne debout de face, mitré, vêtu de la grande chasuble, bénissant de la main droite et tenant la crosse épiscopale de la main gauche .
Obverse translation : (Thierry, évêque de Metz) .
Reverse legend : GRO-SVS - mE-TE’S' ; légende extérieure : + BHDICTV'° SIT: nOmE'° DHI'° nRI''° IhV'° XPI'°, (ponctuation par simple annelet, ou, après SIT, par deux annelets superposés) .
Reverse description : Croix pattée coupant la légende intérieure .
Reverse translation : (Gros de Metz ; béni soit le nom de notre seigneur Jésus-Christ) .



The episcopate Thierry V falls between those of John III of Vienna (1361-1365) and Raoul de Coucy (1387-1415). The September 25, 1383, at the end of his episcopate, Thierry sold to the city's right to mint workshop Metz 4,000 gold francs of the kingdom of France.