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Live auction - bfe_363073 - DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY OF DOMBES - HENRI DE MONTPENSIER Teston

DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY OF DOMBES - HENRI DE MONTPENSIER Teston AU/AU
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Estimate : 580 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 16:42:45
Type : Teston
Date: 1604
Mint name / Town : Trévoux
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 899 ‰
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 9,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan assez large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une jolie patine grise et sur lequel les cheveux du prince sont visibles, ce qui est assez rare pour ce type monétaire. Quelques petites faiblesses de frappe au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente sur offres Védrines 89, n° 261 et de la collection Yves Caille

Obverse


Obverse legend : + HENRIC. P. DOMBAR. D. MONTISP. (MM), (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Buste de Henri II de Bourbon barbu et cuirassé à droite.
Obverse translation : (Henri, prince de Dombes, duc de Montpensier).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + DNS. ADIVTOR. ET. REDEM. MEVS. 1604.
Reverse description : Écu de Bourbon sommé d'une couronne ouverte, accosté de deux H couronnées.
Reverse translation : (Le Seigneur est mon soutien et mon rédempteur).

Commentary


Variété avec point dans les O et au-dessus du M de MEVS.

Historical background


DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY DOMBES - HENRI II OF MONTPENSIER

(1592-1608)

The currency issue ceased in the Dombes to the death of Peter II in 1503. The lordship of Dombes is given to Louise de Savoie and attached to the kingdom after his death in 1531. In 1560, the king of France, Francis II, restores Louis II de Bourbon-Montpensier, son of Louise de Montpensier (1561) sister of the Constable Charles de Bourbon, and erects the lordship of Trévoux principality. Typing only resumed under Louis II de Bourbon-Montpensier (1560-1582) and ended very late in the second half of the seventeenth century. Bourbon-Montpensier descended from Robert de Clermont, son of St. Louis. The family of Bourbon-Montpensier will reign over the Dombes until the year 1693.

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