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bry_775679 - FLANDERS - SIEGE OF LILLE Vingt sols, monnaie obsidionale 1708 Lille

FLANDERS - SIEGE OF LILLE Vingt sols, monnaie obsidionale 1708 Lille XF
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Type : Vingt sols, monnaie obsidionale
Date: 1708 
Mint name / Town : Lille
Quantity minted : 110000
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,73 g.
Edge : Lisse
Coments on the condition:
Frappe légèrement décentrée avec quelques faiblesses. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Armes du maréchal de Boufflers couronnées brochant sur deux bâtons de Maréchal entourés des colliers des Ordres de Saint-Louis, du Saint-Esprit et de Saint-Michel.

Reverse


Reverse legend : XX. S. / .PRO. / DEFENSIONE / .VRBIS. ET. / .PATRIÆ. / 1708.
Reverse description : en six lignes dans le champ.
Reverse translation : (20 sols, pour la défense de la ville et de la Patrie).

Historical background


FLANDERS - SIEGE OF LILLE

(1708)

On August 12, 1708, Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough made their junction before Lille. The city defended by the Duke of Boufflers did not surrender until October 22, the citadel capitulating on December 9. During the siege, the Marshal melted the cannons out of use in order to produce coins of XX, X and V sols..

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