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Live auction - bfe_362989 - DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY OF DOMBES - LOUIS II DE MONTPENSIER Teston

DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY OF DOMBES - LOUIS II DE MONTPENSIER Teston XF/AU
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Estimate : 480 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 16:41:15
Type : Teston
Date: 1576
Mint name / Town : Trévoux
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 9,49 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et concave au revers. Reliefs assez nets pour un type monétaire présentant souvent des faiblesses de frappe. Une légère patine grise de médaillier recouvre cet exemplaire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Yves Caille

Obverse


Obverse legend : + LVDO. D. MONTISP. D. DOMBAR. .
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé de Louis II, barbu, avec col plat à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Louis, prince de Dombes, duc de Montpensier).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (+ SUR POINT) DNS. ADIVT. ET. REDEM. MEVS. 1576:.
Reverse description : Écu couronné aux armes de Bourbon, accosté de deux lambdas couronnés sous un point.
Reverse translation : (Le Seigneur est mon soutien et mon rédempteur).

Historical background


DOMBES - PRINCIPALITY DOMBES - LOUIS II OF MONTPENSIER

(1560-1582)

After the death of Pierre de Bourbon in 1503, his daughter Suzanne (1491-1521) succeeded him as lord of Trévoux. She married Charles III Duke of Bourbon-Montpensier (1489-1527), son of Gilbert, Count of Montpensier. At the death of Anne de Beaujeu, daughter of Louis XI and wife of Pierre de Bourbon, in 1522, Louise de Savoie, mother of Francis I, claiming the legacy of Dombes. Charles de Bourbon, Constable of France, betrays King Francis I and Charles V to rally dies besieging Rome in 1527. The lordship of Dombes is given to Louise de Savoie and attached to the kingdom after the death of Louise in 1531. In 1560, 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. Bourbon-Montpensier descended from Robert de Clermont, son of St. Louis. Family of Bourbon-Montpensier will rule until 1693 the Dombes.

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