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Live auction - bfe_298990 - BRITTANY - DUCHY OF BRITTANY - JOHN I THE REDHEAD Obole

BRITTANY - DUCHY OF BRITTANY - JOHN I THE REDHEAD Obole AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 190 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:27:27
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 1250
Metal : billon
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. La croix du droit apparaît en négatif au revers. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine foncée. Petit éclatement de flan à 6 heures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + IOHANNES. DVX.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Jean, duc).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + B - RIT - ANI - E.
Reverse description : Écu triangulaire de Dreux au franc quartier de Bretagne à trois mouchetures d'hermine posées 2 et 1.
Reverse translation : (Bretagne).

Commentary


Rare dans cet état de conservation.

Historical background


BRITAIN - Duchy of Brittany - I JEAN LE ROUX

(1237-1286)

John I le Roux succeeded his father Peter I Mauclerc (1213-1237). He extended the ducal domain especially with the meeting Penthièvre the Duchy of Brittany and the annexation of several places (Brest, Dinan, Hennebont ...).

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