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E-auction 354-267541 - CHARLES X, CARDINAL OF BOURBON Douzain aux deux C, 2e type 1594 Rouen

CHARLES X, CARDINAL OF BOURBON Douzain aux deux C, 2e type 1594 Rouen VF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 27 January 2020 15:02:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Douzain aux deux C, 2e type
Date: 1594
Mint name / Town : Rouen
Quantity minted : 183.090
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 240 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,39 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce douzain est frappé sur un flan irrégulier présentant des éclatements. Nombreuses concrétions vertes
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CAROLVS. X. D: G. FRANCOR. REX - B, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Écu de France couronné et accosté de deux C, celui de gauche vu en miroir.
Obverse translation : (Charles X, par la grâce de Dieu, roi des Francs).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + SIT. NOMEN DNI. BENEDICTVM. 1594 (MG) (MM).
Reverse description : Croix échancrée cantonnée de quatre couronnes.
Reverse translation : (Béni soit le nom du Seigneur).

Historical background


CHARLES X, CARDINAL OF BOURBON

(02/08/1589-9/05/1590)

Charles X, uncle and godfather of Henry IV and cousin of Francis of Lorraine, was born in 1523. Cardinal and papal legate in Avignon from 1565 to 1590, it was he who blessed the marriage of Marguerite de Valois and Henri IV on the eve of St. Bartholomew. On the death of the Duke of Alençon, youngest brother of Henry III, he was recognized by the League and by Philip II of Spain as presumptive heir to the crown. Recognized by Henri in 1588, as his next of kin, he was arrested at Blois December 23, 1588 while being murdered the Guises. He was proclaimed king by the Leaguers after the murder of Henry III 2 August 1589 but died a prisoner in Fontenay-le-Comte May 9, 1590.

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