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E-auction 545-470011 - bfe_835424 - FLANDERS - SIEGE OF LILLE XX sols, monnaie obsidionale

FLANDERS - SIEGE OF LILLE XX sols, monnaie obsidionale VF/VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 19 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 25 September 2023 14:53:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : XX sols, monnaie obsidionale
Date: 1708
Mint name / Town : Lille
Quantity minted : 111000
Metal : copper
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,89 g.
Edge : striée
Coments on the condition:
Pièce de XX sols frappée sur un flan large et régulier. Présence de faiblesses de frappe au revers en particulier et de marques d’usure. Patine hétérogène


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Armoiries du Maréchal de Boufflers couronnées brochant deux bâtons de Maréchaux entourées du collier des Ordres de Saint-Louis, du Saint-Esprit et de Saint-Michel.


Reverse legend : XX: S:/ .PRO./ DEFENSIONE/ .VRBIS ET./ .PATRIÆ./ 1708 EN SIX LIGNES.
Reverse translation : (Pour la défense de la ville et de la patrie).

Historical background



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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