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Live auction - bfe_444127 - ARTOIS - SIEGE OF AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS 50 sols - Monnaie obsidionale

ARTOIS - SIEGE OF AIRE-SUR-LA-LYS 50 sols - Monnaie obsidionale AU
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 16:51:27
Type : 50 sols - Monnaie obsidionale
Date: 1710
Mint name / Town : Aire
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Weight : 15,33 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs et recouvert d’une jolie patine grise de médaillier
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : 50. OBS (CŒUR) PRO. REGE. ET. PATRIA. ARIA..
Obverse description : Écu rond de monsieur de Goesbriand sommé d'une couronne ouverte ; de part et d’autre 17-10.
Obverse translation : (Pour la patrie et le roi, siège d’Aire).


Reverse legend : LISSE.


Des pièces obsidionales de 50 et de 25 sols furent frappées pendant le siège d'Aire. Sur la pièce de 50 sols le millésime est placé de part et d'autre de l'écu central, sur la pièce de 25 sols sous l'écu rond du droit.

Historical background



The War of Spanish Succession was particularly rich numismatic history. Many besieged cities minted coins seat as Aire-sur-la-Lys, which was besieged by the allies in 1710. The obsidional Aire coins bear all weapons of Goesbriand, governor of the city during the siege.

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