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Live auction - bfe_464265 - BÉARN - LORDSHIP OF BÉARN - HENRI D'ALBRET Écu d’or

BÉARN - LORDSHIP OF BÉARN - HENRI D ALBRET Écu d’or XF
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Type : Écu d’or
Date: avant 1541
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Morlaàs
Metal : gold
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,31 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cet écu d’or est frappé sur un flan large, légèrement irrégulier et voilé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : :+: HENRICVS. D. G. REX. NAVAR. D. B, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE TRIANGLE, R DE HENRICVS SUR UN ANNELET).
Obverse description : Écu de Béarn couronné sous un soleil.
Obverse translation : (Henri, par la grâce de Dieu, roi de Navarre, seigneur de Béarn).

Reverse


Reverse legend : :+: GRATIA. DEI. SVM. ID. QVOD. SVM.
Reverse description : Croix plaine et alésée dans un épicycloïde.
Reverse translation : (Grâce à Dieu, je suis ce que je suis).

Historical background


BÉARN - SEIGNEURIE OF BÉARN - HENRI OF ALBRET

(1516-1555)

Henri d'Albret (1503-1555) is the son of John II of Albret and Catherine de Foix. He succeeded his father in 1516. In 1527 he married his second wife Marguerite d'Angoulême (1492-1549), sister of Francis. He is the father of Jeanne de Navarre (1528-1572) and grandfather of Henry IV. It was he who rubbed his little son with a clove of garlic and installed in a cradle made of a turtle shell at the Chateau de Pau.

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