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Live auction - bfe_422050 - CITY OF STRASBOURG Florin d’or

CITY OF STRASBOURG Florin d’or VF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:21:11
Type : Florin d’or
Date: c. 1668-1680
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Strasbourg
Metal : gold
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce florin est frappé sur un flan large présentant une trace de pliure. Défaut de flan à 3 heures au droit comme au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection JMB

Obverse


Obverse legend : VRBEM. CHRISTE. - .TVAM. SERVA:.
Obverse description : La Vierge couronnée, nimbé et assise de face ; au-dessous un écu coupant la légende.

Reverse


Reverse legend : + AVREVS. VRBIS. ARGENTINAE. NVMMVS..
Reverse description : Globe crucigère dans un hexalobe glandé et feuillé.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie d’or de ville de Strasbourg).

Historical background


ALSACE - STRASBOURG

(Seventeenth century)

During the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), Alsace was ravaged by the belligerents: French, German and Swedish. In 1638, Prince of Saxe-Weimar seized Alsace but was killed in 1679 and the French recover the new province is linked to France by the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. In 1673, Alsace is invaded by the Imperials. Turenne wins Turckheim in January 1675 and reconquered Alsace, but he was struck by a cannonball Salzbach before 27 July 1675. The Treaty of Nijmegen, February 5, 1679, Alsace finally passed under French control. The France seizes Strasbourg September 30, 1681 and Louis XIV made his entry into the city on 8 October.

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