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fjt_072782 - ROUEN - CLERGY AND CHURCHES Confrérie de Saint Romain 1711

ROUEN - CLERGY AND CHURCHES Confrérie de Saint Romain AU
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Price : 135.00 €
Type : Confrérie de Saint Romain
Date: 1711
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,23 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
Légère usure sur les reliefs sinon un très bel exemplaire avec une patine grise de collection aux reflets iridescents
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : PRIUILEGIVM ECCLESIÆ ROTHOMAGENSIS ; À L'EXERGUE EN DEUX LIGNES : CONFRAIRIE DE ST./ ROMAIN..
Obverse description : Saint Romain bénissant une femme prosternée à ses genoux, derrière lui un dragon et la cathédrale de Rouen.
Obverse translation : (Le privilège de l'église de Rouen).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DVLCE ONVS VINCVLA SOLVENS. ; À L'EXERGUE : 1711.
Reverse description : Deux figures portant la châsse de Saint Romain.
Reverse translation : (Les liens de la Foi soulagent avec douceur le fardeau).

Commentary


Saint Romain était soldat dans les armées romaines et se convertit à la vue du martyre de Saint Laurent. Il souffrit lui-même pour la foi à Rome en 258.

Historical background


ROUEN - CLERGY AND CHURCHES

Under the Ancien Régime, Rouen is one of the great cities of the kingdom, seen in the sixteenth century, as the second largest city in France after Paris, before gradually declining until the early nineteenth century, when it has the reputation of be dirty, and poorly constructed. Administrative and religious functions of the city are responsible for the stable base of its population and its influence. Catholic reform of the seventeenth century favors the multiplication of convents. It is estimated that nearly two religious who gives life to the Rouen thousand households until the Revolution. Biblio:. MOLLAT M. (ed.), "History of Rouen", Toulouse, 1979.

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