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Live auction - bfe_430877 - BURGUNDY - DUCHY OF BOURGUNDY - HUGH III Obole

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 16:45:38
Type : Obole
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Châlon
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,51 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant des faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + MO[NETA] HVGONI.
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée aux 1 et 4 d’un annelet, aux 2 et 3 d’un trèfle.
Obverse translation : (Monnaie d’Hugues).


Reverse legend : + CABIL[OM CIV]ITAS.
Reverse description : Grand B accosté de trois besants superposés à gauche, d’une croisette à droite.
Reverse translation : (Ville de Chalon).

Historical background

BURGUNDY - Duchy of Burgundy - Hugues III


Son of Eudes II and Marie de Champagne, Hugues III assumed the title of Duke to the death of his father in 1162. However, too young to rule, he was placed under the guardianship of his mother. In 1171, Hugues III left for the Holy Land and founded the Sainte-Chapelle in Dijon. In 1174, he went to war against the Count of Nevers and was taken prisoner before being released. In 1186, Philippe Auguste came to Burgundy to end harassment that the Duke was subjected to the churches. He returned with Eudes, the eldest son of Hugh III. In 1190, Hugues III went a second time in the Holy Land alongside Philippe Auguste leaving the administration of the duchy to his son Eudes. He died in Tyre in 1192, and his son Eudes succeeded him as head of the duchy under the name Eudes III (1193-1218).

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