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Live auction - bry_470171 - CHARLES IV "THE FAIR" Royal d'or 16/02/1326

CHARLES IV  THE FAIR  Royal d or 16/02/1326  AU
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Estimate : 5 000 €
Price : 3 200 €
Maximum bid : 7 300 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 16:30:17
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Royal d'or
Date: 16/02/1326
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 4,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce royal d’or est frappé sur un flan large, irrégulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire présentant des reliefs nets, particulièrement au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (QUATREFEUILLE) K’OL’° REX° - °FRA’°COR’°.
Obverse description : Le roi debout de face sous un dais gothique à stalle et à pinacles, couronné, drapé et tenant un long sceptre fleurdelisé de la main droite.
Obverse translation : (Charles, roi des Francs).


Reverse description : Croix quadrilobée et feuillue et fleurdelisée, dans un quadrilobe tréflé et cantonné de quatre couronnes.
Reverse translation : (Le Christ vainc, le Christ règne, le Christ commande).

Historical background



Born in Clermont-sur-Oise in 1293, youngest son of Philip the Fair, Charles IV succeeded his brother Philip V Long. This short reign was a prelude to the Hundred Years War, third and last century's long struggle began at the time of the first crusades between the Capetians and the kings of England successors Conqueror. Relationships with Edward II's predecessors Charles had been rather cordial. But in 1322, the King of England was difficult to pay tribute to his new overlord for Aquitaine and Ponthieu. In 1323, Charles IV decided to build a country house in Sardis in Agen, left town in France by the Treaty of Amiens. The Seneschal of Guyenne Ralph Basset, had put the city to sack and hang the royal officers. In response, on 1 July 1324, the King of France pronounced the confiscation of Guienne and Ponthieu. Charles de Valois occupied the duchy, except Bordeaux and Bayonne. After a first agreement was the future Edward III, Duke of Aquitaine, Charles IV occupied Ponthieu and Aquitaine a second time (1327). On 31 March 1327, an agreement came to Isabella of France, regent of England, the English possessions were reduced to a narrow coastal strip between Saintes and Bayonne. Charles IV died the following year, without an heir. With him went out the online direct Capetians. The crown passed to his nearest male relative, Philippe, Count of Valois.

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