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bfe_363182 - CHAMPAGNE - COUNTY OF PROVINS - HENRY II Denier ou provinois

CHAMPAGNE - COUNTY OF PROVINS - HENRY II Denier ou provinois XF
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Price : 110.00 €
Type : Denier ou provinois
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Provins
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan très large présentant de petites faiblesses de frappe. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise. La croix du droit apparaît en négatif au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : + HENRI COMES.
Obverse description : Croix cantonnée au 2 de l’oméga, au 3 de l’alpha et aux 1 et 4 d’un besant.
Obverse translation : (Henri comte).

Reverse


Reverse legend : CASTRI PRVVINS.
Reverse description : Peigne ; au dessus un V accosté de deux croissants.
Reverse translation : (Château de Provins).

Historical background


CHAMPAGNE - COUNTY OF BRANCHES - HENRI II

(1180-1197)

In the twelfth century, Provins is a thriving city thanks to the Champagne fairs that allow Flemish and Italian merchants to meet and make exchanges with Europe. Thibaut II (1125-1152) visited the Holy Land. Hugues de Payens in 1125 created the Order of the Temple which is dedicated to the Council of Troyes in 1128. Henry I succeeded Thibaut (1152-1180) and Henri II. After the short reign of Thibaut III (1197-1201), the long reign of Thibaut IV (1201-1253) which enriches Provins. Often opposed to the King of France, the Counts of Troyes and Sens are powerful and turbulent neighbors. Thibaut IV became King of Navarre (1234-1253). Thibaut V (1253-1270) dying leaves a daughter, Jeanne (1274-1305), who married the future Philip IV. Champagne is permanently attached to the kingdom in 1361.

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