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Live auction - bfe_340700 - AUVERGNE - BISHOPRIC OF LE PUY - ANONYMOUS Obole

AUVERGNE - BISHOPRIC OF LE PUY - ANONYMOUS Obole XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 516 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:39:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole
Date: 1200-1290
Mint name / Town : Le Puy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,56 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier présentant un éclatement. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + POIES.
Obverse description : Croix aux bouts arrondis.
Obverse translation : (du Puy).

Reverse


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

Historical background


Auvergne - BISHOPRIC DU PUY - ANONYMOUS

(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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