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fjt_251430 - METALLIC SERIES OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE Règne de CLOVIS - 5 - frappe d’origine, léger n.d.

METALLIC SERIES OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE  Règne de CLOVIS - 5 - frappe d’origine, léger AU
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Type : Règne de CLOVIS - 5 - frappe d’origine, léger
Date: n.d.
Metal : red copper
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,11 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1

Obverse


Obverse legend : CLOVIS ROY DE FRANCE.
Obverse description : Buste imaginaire cuirassé et couronné à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 - NÉ 466 - SUCCEDE 481 - PREMIER ROY CHRÊTIEN - LES VISIGOTHS VAINCUS - L’AQUITAINE SUBJUGÉE 507 - MORT 511 - PREMIERE RACE / P..
Reverse description : en neuf lignes.

Commentary


Clovis Ier (en francique Chlodwig ou Chlodowech, en latin Chlodovechus), né vers 466 et mort à Paris le 27 novembre 511, est roi des Francs saliens, puis roi de tous les Francs de 481 à 511.
Issu de la dynastie des Mérovingiens, il est le fils de Childéric Ier, roi des Francs saliens de Tournai, et de la reine Basine de Thuringe. Brillant chef militaire, il accroît considérablement le territoire du petit royaume des Francs saliens dont il hérite à la mort de son père pour unifier une grande partie des royaumes francs, repousser Alamans et Burgondes et annexer les territoires des Wisigoths dans le sud de la Gaule.
Le règne de Clovis est connu à travers la description qu'en fit l'évêque gallo-romain Grégoire de Tours, et dont l'Histoire des Francs est riche d'enseignements, bien que ce texte semble essentiellement à visée édifiante.
Pour la suite de sa biographie, voir http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clovis_Ier.

Historical background


SERIES METAL KINGS OF FRANCE

This series was engraved by Thomas Bernard and stops, for this author, the token of Louis XIV. The following tokens are engraved by Nicolas Gatteaux for Louis XV, Louis XVI for Duvivier, and Puymaurin Gayrard for Louis XVII, Puymaurin and Depaulis Louis XVIII. The series is often attributed to Jean Dassiers on the basis of Forrer but it corrects the assertion in his tome VIII and confirms the archives of the Paris Mint, which state that the series was commissioned by Monsieur de Launay. There are different issues, copper or brass, but consistent weight varied by series, the corners of setbacks are sometimes varied. The classification is according to the kings ancient custom in three successive races. We note the existence of a very rare token explanatory abbreviations that we have not seen in a series of brass. The package in this series was a wooden tube. It is of course very difficult to reconstruct and it should be noted that different chips have very different rarities, probably having been bought by the piece by the public, emphasizing the good kings. There are at least a series of silver, perhaps apocryphal, until Napoleon III supplemented with tokens for all successive regimes, including the French Revolution and Napoleon, see COINS 28, No. 1395. This series is documented in a little book with Philippe Marinèche who can acquire contact phmarineche @ aol. com.

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