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E-auction 392-305001 - bfe_626358 - ANJOU - COUNTY OF ANJOU - CHARLES I Obole

ANJOU - COUNTY OF ANJOU - CHARLES I Obole AU
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 165 €
Price : 77 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 19 October 2020 14:42:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 1246-1266
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Angers
Metal : billon
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise et présentant d’assez hauts reliefs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CAROLVS COMES, (M ET E LIÉS).
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée au 1 d'un oméga, au 2 d'un lis.
Obverse translation : (Charles, comte).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + ANDEGAVENSIS, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 3 HEURES).
Reverse description : Monogramme dégénéré de Foulques.
Reverse translation : (Angers).

Historical background


ANJOU - D'ANJOU COUNTY - Charles I

(1246-1285)

Anjou had been seized in 1204 when committed lands John and annexed the kingdom. Charles I of Anjou was the tenth son of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, he was born in March 1227. In 1232, the young Charles became Count of Maine and Anjou, Count of Provence and then in 1246 after her marriage to Beatrice, heiress of the Count of Provence Raymond Berenger, who died in 1245. He crossed alongside St. Louis and returned in 1250 after two years of captivity. In 1266, Pope Clement IV granted him the kingdom of Naples and Sicily. In 1270, he accompanied the new Saint Louis Crusade then he bought in 1277 the title of King of Jerusalem. Charles died Jan. 7, 1285 in Foggia fighting Peter III of Aragon, who had driven from Sicily.

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