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Live auction - bfe_340698 - AUVERGNE - BISHOPRIC OF LE PUY - ANONYMOUS Denier

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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:38:57
Type : Denier
Date: c. 1290
Mint name / Town : Le Puy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,65 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan très large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise. Hauts reliefs. Quelques motifs apparaissent en négatif sur la face opposée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire n° 421 de la collection Armand Trampitsch vendue les 25-26 mai 1989 à Drouot


Obverse legend : + BEATE MARIE.
Obverse description : Croix aux bouts arrondis.
Obverse translation : (Sainte Marie).


Reverse legend : +. PODIENSIS..
Reverse description : Rosace à six feuilles.
Reverse translation : (du Puy).

Historical background


(XI-XII centuries)

The bishopric of Velay was transferred to the fifth century on Mount Anis (Podium Aniciense) that are found on coins and is the first name of the new town (Anicium). Adalard received the right of coinage by a charter of April 8, 924 King Raoul, charter which will be confirmed by Lothar 8 March 955. The Viscount de Polignac sold monetary rights Adhemar, bishop of Puy (1087-1102), to 25,000 in the Puy. Louis VI confirmed the monetary law in 1134. In 1171, at the instigation of Louis VII, Vicomte de Polignac Pons recognizes the right of Peter, bishop of Puy. The mint is still attested in the reign of Philip IV the Fair.

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