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E-auction 355-269203 - ARTILLERY Louis-Charles de Bourbon, comte d’Eu - EUROPA 1749

ARTILLERY Louis-Charles de Bourbon, comte d’Eu - EUROPA AU
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 18:20:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Louis-Charles de Bourbon, comte d’Eu - EUROPA
Date: 1749
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,31 g.
Edge : cannelée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LOUIS CH. DE BOURBON C. D'EU DUC D'AUM. G. M. DE L'ART.
Obverse description : Buste drapé à droite de Louis-Charles de Bourbon-Eu sans signature.

Reverse


Reverse legend : MUTAT JOVIS ALES FULMEN OLIVA ; À L'EXERGUE : ARTILLERIE.1749.
Reverse description : Aigle éployé dans les airs, portant une branche d'olivier dans ses serres. Dessous, une partie de globe avec l'inscription : EUROPA.
Reverse translation : L'oiseau de Zeus échange la foudre contre un rameau d'olivier.

Commentary


Louis-Charles de Bourbon, comte d’Eu, est le second fils de Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine et fils légitimé de Louis XIV et de Madame de Montespan. Très aimé de son père, le duc du Maine reçut rang immédiatement après les princes du sang et fut nommé grand maître de l’artillerie. Il obtint aussi les principautés d’Aumale et de Dombes. Louis-Charles, déjà comte d’Eu, reçut l’héritage de son frère aîné, Louis-Auguste, tué en duel en 1755
Anne-Marie-Louis d'Orléans, connue sous le nom de la "Grande Mademoiselle"mourut en 1693, laissant la principauté de Dombes à Louis Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine, fils de Louis XIV légitimé en 1673. Louis Charles de Bourbon, comte d'Eu, échangea le 28 mars 1762 la principauté de Dombes contre le duché de Gisors.

Historical background


ARTILLERY

Before Louvois, the artillery was assigned to civilian contractors who provided for a given men and equipment by piece battery prices. She raised a grand master of artillery charge created under Charles VII, who belonged to Sully from 1599 to 1610 or the Duke of Richelieu in Meilleraye. With Louvois, artillery becomes part of the army and it is protected by the Rifles of the king. Grades in the artillery were more accessible to commoners in other regiments, advancement there was given to the merits and talents. Until the eighteenth century, the material leaves much to be desired with different sizes, different mountings and different wheels. The standardization and modern artillery owe much to JB Gribeauval, Inspector General of Artillery from 1776. At the end of the eighteenth century, the French artillery will be the first in Europe and this superiority explain the victories of the Revolution.

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