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fjt_308481 - BRITTANY (STATES OF...) États de Vitré 1705

BRITTANY (STATES OF...)  États de Vitré VF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2013)
Price : 330.00 €
Type : États de Vitré
Date: 1705
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement irrégulier avec un petit coup sur la tranche à cinq heures. Traces de nettoyage au droit. Usure régulière sur les reliefs. Bon centrage
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Obverse legend : LUDOVICUS - MAGNUS REX..
Obverse description : Tête à droite de Louis XIV, le col drapé et les cheveux longs, au-dessous signature TB en monogramme.
Obverse translation : (Louis le Grand roi).


Reverse legend : IETONS. DES. ESTAS. DE. BRETAGNE ; À L’EXERGUE : 1705.
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France, aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne, sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines.


Millésime sous un trait d’exergue au revers. Trois types selon Daniel pour les jetons de cette tenue, les deux premiers sans trait d’exergue au revers. Le 59 bis est décrit page 71 et se trouve être une variante de coin.

Historical background


Britain was, of all French provinces, where the monarchy best respected the privileges and local particularities. His union only dated 1532 and states were the most turbulent of the kingdom. Their consent was required for any waiver of funds and the execution of all the edicts same sovereign. They were held every two years. The three orders were represented with bishops, abbots, representatives of cities and especially many nobles (six to seven hundred) which imposed generally their will on others, although the vote was made by order. The nobles and gentry formed what was known as the "bastion" tyrannising the rest of the meeting and were especially attracted by the parties and meals. The main resource of the provincial budget was provided by the "homework" tax on beverages but also very productive fouage the size or the "fire". Despite this income, the U.S. administration of Britain was still expensive and on the eve of the Revolution, States are indebted fifty million pounds. States have made about 150 different tokens, to be offered to members of his administration as a bonus: 100 for each president, 50 for each auditor, etc.. .

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