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E-auction 343-257921 - COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS HENRI II 1557

COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS HENRI II VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 18:14:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : HENRI II
Date: 1557
Metal : brass
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CVRIA. MONETAR. FRANCIAE.
Obverse description : Écu de France couronné entre deux rameaux et accosté de deux croissants couronnés.

Reverse


Reverse legend : À L’EXERGUE 1557.
Reverse description : Croissant couronné accosté de deux lys sous un lambrequin couronné, le tout cerné de deux palmes.

Historical background


COURT OF COINS OF PARIS

(1552-1791)

In the Middle Ages, the House of currencies, installed at the Palais, in the same premises as the Chamber of Accounts, was responsible for the control of mints. In 1522, Francis I gave him the powers of a real court to try cases relating to counterfeit currency. In 1552, Henry II built this House Sovereign Court, better known as the Paris Court of currencies. The Court of currencies Paris had, in addition to his judicial duties, a policy function (remonstrances, drafting of certain edicts ...) and control on Weights and Measures (especially treasured said stack "Charlemagne" ). From 1704 to 1771 she gave part of his spring in favor of the Court of currencies Lyon. The Court of currencies Paris was abolished in 1791 during the Revolution. General Provost currencies was a company responsible for the police coins and enforce the judgments of the Court of currencies in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. At its head, General Marshal currencies was an officer determined to find the counterfeit currency crimes and summarily instruct the trial of counterfeit currency, whose procedures were then presented to the Court of currencies.

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