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Live auction - fwo_494157 - BRABANT - DUCHY OF BRABANT - PHILIP THE GOOD Pieter d'or ou gouden peter n.d. Zevenbergen

BRABANT - DUCHY OF BRABANT - PHILIP THE GOOD Pieter d or ou gouden peter n.d. Zevenbergen VF/XF
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 810 €
Maximum bid : 810 €
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 18:52:57
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Pieter d'or ou gouden peter
Date: (1430-1434)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Zevenbergen
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 28, mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,5 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement ovale et voilé. Quelques faiblesses de frappe sinon la monnaie est bien lisible et couverte d’une patine homogène
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + PHSX DVXX BVRG’* - *BRABI LIMBX ZX’, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX SAUTOIRS SUPERPOSÉS).
Obverse description : Buste nimbé de saint Pierre tenant les évangiles de sa main droite, les clefs du paradis de sa main gauche, le tout dans un polylobe orné de trèfles et coupé à la base par un écu à multiples quartiers.
Obverse translation : (Philippe, duc de Bourgogne, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Brabant et de Limbourg).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + PAXX XPIX MANEATX SEMPERX NOBISCVM, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX SAUTOIRS SUPERPOSÉS).
Reverse description : Croix fleuronnée, évidée en cœur et ornée en son centre d'une rose à cinq pétales.

Commentary


La dénomination de cette monnaie, "pieter d'or", fait directement référence au type du droit qui représente saint Pierre. Par déformation, cette monnaie était appelée "piètre" en France. Ce type monétaire fut frappé au début du règne de Philippe le Bon, entre 1430 et 1434.

Historical background


VLAAMS - Duchy of Brabant - PHILIPPE LE BON

(1430-1467)

Philip the Good (1396-1467), son of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria, succeeded his father after the assassination of Montereau in 1419. It combines with Henry V of England to oppose the dolphin he considers responsible for the death of his father and is the instigator of the Treaty of Troyes in 1420. He married Michelle in 1409 of France who was assassinated in 1422, then in 1424 Bonne d'Artois, who died the following year, and finally Isabella of Portugal (1397-1472) in 1429. After the death of Henry V and Charles VI in 1422, he recognized Henry VI as King of France and England. Thanks to a clever politician, he meets the County of Flanders and the Duchy of Burgundy, the county of Namur in 1429, the duchies of Brabant and Limburg in 1430, the counties of Hainault, Holland and Zeeland in 1433, the duchy Luxembourg in 1462. He reformed its profit part of the former Lorraine. He founded the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1430. He is reconciled with Charles VII in 1435 still expanding its possessions Artois. He died in 1467, the richest nobleman in Europe.

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