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Live auction - fwo_568682 - BELGIUM - UNITED STATES OF BELGIUM Lion d’argent ou pièce de 3 florins 1790 Bruxelles

BELGIUM - UNITED STATES OF BELGIUM Lion d’argent ou pièce de 3 florins 1790 Bruxelles AU/AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 1 050 €
Maximum bid : 3 465 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 18:28:17
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Lion d’argent ou pièce de 3 florins
Date: 1790
Mint name / Town : Bruxelles
Quantity minted : 44521
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 873 ‰
Diameter : 41 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 32,7 g.
Edge : inscrite en relief LEONE QVID FORTIVS
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été nettoyée puis s’est patinée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : DOMINI EST REGNVM.
Obverse description : Lion passant à droite, brandissant une épée et tenant un écu inscrit LI/BER/TAS ; 1790 à l'exergue.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (TÊTE D'ANGE) ET IPSE DOMINABITVR GENTIVM.
Reverse description : Soleil rayonnant entouré des écus des onze provinces des États unis de Belgique.

Historical background


BELGIUM - UNITED STATES OF BELGIUM

(1790)

By the treaties of Utrecht and Rastatt, present-day Belgium became possession of the Austrian Habsburgs. Joseph II, the eldest son of Maria Theresa and Francis I, was clumsy and discontent grew. At the end of the reign, the Brabant revolution forced the Austrians to evacuate the country. The independence of the United States of Belgium was proclaimed January 10, 1790. The Belgian revolution did not last long and after the defeat of Falmagne, Marie-Christine of Austria and her husband Albert of Saxe-Casimir returned to Brussels. The Treaty of Basel in 1795, Belgium will be ceded to France. In 1815, it will be integrated into the Kingdom of Holland before becoming independent in 1830.

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