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Live auction - bfe_340619 - BRITTANY - DUCHY OF BRITTANY - JOHN V Florette

BRITTANY - DUCHY OF BRITTANY - JOHN V Florette AU/VF
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:28:57
Type : Florette
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nantes
Metal : billon
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette florette est frappée sur un flan large et irrégulier présentant deux éclatements. Reliefs particulièrement nets au droit. Revers tréflé. Une jolie patine grise de médaillier le recouvre
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + IOHANHES+ BRITONV DVX+ N.
Obverse description : Trois mouchetures sous une couronne à cinq trèfles.
Obverse translation : (Jean, duc des Bretons).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + SIT NOME. DNI+ BENEDICTV.
Reverse description : Croix dont les bras sont terminés par des trèfles.
Reverse translation : (Béni soit le nom du Seigneur).

Historical background


BRITAIN - Duchy of Brittany - JEAN V

(1399-1442)

John V (1389-1442) succeeded his father at the age of 10 while Philip the Bold is declared regent of the duchy. Major in 1404, Jean paid homage to Charles VI. It will squeeze between Charles VI, the dukes of Burgundy, John the Fearless, Philip the Good and Henry V. He does not participate in the Battle of Agincourt. His reign was marred by the fight against family Penthièvre. He pays tribute to Charles VII, approximates Bedford and promises to support Henry VI, then abandons the English party. He died in 1442.

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