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E-auction 4-613 - bfe_249835 - TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Gros

TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Gros XF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 95 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 47 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2013 17:27:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Gros
Date: 1623
Mint name / Town : Besançon
Quantity minted : 267592
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 312 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce gros est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et voilé. Traces de stries d’ajustage au droit et au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CAROLVS. V - (I) - IMPERATOR.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Charles Quint à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Charles V, empereur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MONETA. CIV. IMP. BISONT.
Reverse description : Deux colonnes, portant en cœur la lettre B couronnée, accostées du millésime 16-23.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie de la cité impériale de Besançon).

Historical background


TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V

(1534-1674)

Charles Quint (1500-1558) was the son of Philippe le Beau and Jeanne la Folle. He became Duke of Burgundy (Franche-Comté) in 1506. To thank his minister, Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle (1486-1550), a native of Besançon, Charles conceded on May 8, 1534 to the city the right to mint coins on condition of to include his effigy on the obverse. After his abdication in 1556 and his death in 1558, the Besançon continued to include the face of the emperor on the coinage.

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