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Live auction - bfe_478173 - TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Demi-pistole

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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 December 2018 16:29:09
Type : Demi-pistole
Date: 1652
Mint name / Town : Besançon
Metal : gold
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette demi-pistole est frappée sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant des hairlines dans les champs et un petit choc sur la tranche, à 3 heures au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : (ROSE) CAROLVS. V. - IMPERATOR. AVG.
Obverse description : Buste drapé et lauré de Charles Quint à droite.
Obverse translation : (Charles Quint, empereur et auguste).


Reverse legend : (ROSE) MON. AVR. CIVIT. IMP. BISVNTINÆ. 1652.
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale impériale nimbée, chargée en cœur d’un écu aux armes de Besançon.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie d’or de la cité impériale de Besançon).


Cette demi-pistole fut frappée suite à une ordonnance du 9 août 1652. Les archives attestent la frappe de ces pistoles de 1660 à 1662, mais aucun exemplaire n’a été retrouvé pour ces millésimes. Seuls les millésimes 1653 et 1654 ont été retrouvés. Cet exemplaire, au millésime 1652, est absent des ouvrages de référence (Carvalho, Clairand et Kind).

Historical background

Franche-Comté - Besançon - MINT Posthumous


Said Charles V Charles V was born in Ghent February 25, 1500 to the union of the Archduke Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad. Father's side, he was the grand-son of Maximilian I of Habsburg and the maternal side, grand-son of the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella. He became ruler of the Netherlands to the death of his father in 1506, when he was only 6 years. A period of regency was exercised by his aunt Margaret of Austria until his emancipation to the States General January 5, 1515. January 23, 1516, his maternal grandfather died and he ascended the throne of Spain under the name of Charles I.. After the death of Maximilian I, Charles was elected Holy Roman Emperor June 28, 1519, under the name of Charles V. The election was originally a long conflict that opposed the king of France Francis. Charles V abdicated October 25, 1555 of its possessions in the Netherlands and 16 January 1556 of its Spanish possessions. He died September 21, 1558 in the monastery of San Yuste Jeromino.

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