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Live auction - bfe_687987 - ARDENNES - PRINCIPALITY OF ARCHES-CHARLEVILLE - CHARLES II GONZAGA Gigot ou demi-liard, imitation de Liège

ARDENNES - PRINCIPALITY OF ARCHES-CHARLEVILLE - CHARLES II GONZAGA Gigot ou demi-liard, imitation de Liège VF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 18:37:45
Type : Gigot ou demi-liard, imitation de Liège
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Charleville
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,59 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Gigot présentant une usure régulière et légèrement décentré. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAROL. D. G. DVX. MANT..
Obverse description : Écu de Bavière timbré d’une couronne entre deux points.
Obverse translation : (Charles, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Mantoue).

Reverse


Reverse description : Trois écussons posés deux et un ; au-dessus une couronne entre deux points. Entre les écussons supérieurs, deux croisettes. Autour de l’écusson inférieur, les chiffres X - II.

Historical background


BULGE - PRINCIPALITY SOVEREIGN OF ARCHES-Charleville - CHARLES II OF GONZAGUE

(1637-1659)

Grand-son of Charles I of Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and builder of Charleville, Charles II was only seven years after the death of his grandfather. His father Charles Gonzaga died in 1631 by leaving a sister Eleanor who married the Emperor Ferdinand III. His mother, Marie de Gonzague, daughter of François II and his father's cousin, who is regent. He married Isabella Clara, daughter of Archduke Leopold of Austria and Claude de Medici, in 1649 he will only have a son, Charles Ferdinand III. He only brief passages in Charleville, often residing in Mantua or Paris. In 1659 he sold his Mazarin duchies of Nevers, Rethel, Mayenne, etc.. and retaining only the sovereign land of Arches with the city of Charleville. He died in 1665.

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