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E-auction 130-70851 - bfe_321267 - COMTAT-VENAISSIN - AVIGNON - CLEMENT VIII (Ippolito Aldobrandini) Douzain

COMTAT-VENAISSIN - AVIGNON - CLEMENT VIII (Ippolito Aldobrandini) Douzain XF
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Estimate : 160 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 12 October 2015 15:29:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Douzain
Date: 1593
Mint name / Town : Carpentras
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce douzain est frappé sur un flan décentré et éclaté. Les reliefs sont assez nets
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : .CLEMENS. VIII. PO[NT. MA]X.*.
Obverse description : Écu sommé d'une tiare et accosté de C - C.
Obverse translation : (Clément VIII, grand pontif).


Reverse legend : +. SIL. SABELLVS. VICELEG. [AVEN. 1]593.
Reverse description : Croix échancrée, cantonnée aux 1 et 4 d’un lion, aux 2 et 3 d’une rose.
Reverse translation : (Silvio Savelli, vice-légat d'Avignon).

Historical background

Comtat-VENAISSIN - AVIGNON - CLEMENT VIII (Aldobrandini Hippolyte)


Legate Cardinal Acquaviva Octave (1594-1600)

Clement VIII was elected pope at age 46 and publish the Vulgate begun by Sixtus V. After the conversion of Henry IV and his return to the Catholic faith ("Paris is worth a mass") in 1594, the pope lifted the excommunication of his burden and tried to rebuild the union of Christian princes against Protestantism but he died in 1605.

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