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Live auction - bfe_525301 - ARDENNES - PRINCIPALITY OF SEDAN - HENRI DE LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE Pièce de 45 sols, type 3

ARDENNES - PRINCIPALITY OF SEDAN - HENRI DE LA TOUR D AUVERGNE Pièce de 45 sols, type 3 XF
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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 17:44:54
Type : Pièce de 45 sols, type 3
Date: 1615
Mint name / Town : Raucourt
Metal : silver
Diameter : 43 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 23,23 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce de 45 sols est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant des reliefs assez nets et recouvert d’une légère patine grise de médaillier. Léger nettoyage. Petite craquelure de flan à 12 heures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .:.HENRICVS+ DE+ LA+ TOVR+ DVX+ BVLLOINII.:. / 1615, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE LIS).
Obverse description : Buste barbu à droite d’Henri de la Tour, cuirassé, portant un col fraisé, une large écharpe derrière le buste, et un mascaron sur l’épaule.
Obverse translation : (Henri de la Tour, duc de Bouillon).

Reverse


Reverse legend : SVP PRINCEPS SEDANI ET RAVCVRT.
Reverse description : Écu orné de cuirs et de fleurons, sommé d'une couronne ducale coupant la légende en haut, écartelé au 1 de la Tour d'Auvergne, au 2 d'Auvergne, au 3 de Turenne, au 4 de Bouillon, sur le tout de Boulogne.
Reverse translation : (prince souverain de Sedan et Raucourt).

Commentary


Exemplaire issu des mêmes coins de droit que l’exemplaire CGB bfe_397750 vendu plus de 4500 euros (frais inclus).

Historical background


BULGE - PRINCIPALITY OF SEDAN - HENRI DE LA TOUR D'Auvergne

(1594-1623)

Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne (1555-1623) was the son of François III de La Tour, killed at the battle of St. Quentin, and a descendant of the house of Montmorency. He was sent to the Court at the age of ten and is attached to François d'Alençon. It is the seat of La Rochelle in 1573 but converted to Calvinism to 1576 and became lieutenant-general of Upper Languedoc. In 1581, after having accompanied François d'Alençon, Duke of Anjou in the Netherlands, he became the first gentleman of Henry of Navarre and is characterized by seeking reinforcements against the League in 1590. With the support of Henry IV, he married Charlotte de la Marck in 1591, sole heiress of Bouillon and the principality of Sedan. Marshal of France in 1592, it is very close to Henri IV after his abjuration which allows him to inherit his wife in 1594. He married his second wife Elizabeth of Nassau, daughter of William the Silent, by whom he had eight children, six girls and two boys, Frédéric Maurice de La Tour, Prince of Sedan, and the great Turenne. He served in the military campaigns to pacify 1597-1598. Great ally, unhappy, it is involved in the conspiracy of Biron and his land confiscated it. He begs forgiveness in 1606 and found property. After the death of Henry IV, Sully then plot against allied princes rebelled against the regent but refused the post of chief of the Calvinists at the meeting in La Rochelle 1621. He died in 1623, leaving the image of a turbulent and unfaithful to Prince Henri IV who he was yet the career and fortune.

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