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E-auction 89-45633 - TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Teston ou huit gros

TOWN OF BESANCON - COINAGE STRUCK IN THE NAME OF CHARLES V Teston ou huit gros VF
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Estimate : 130 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 29 December 2014 16:23:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Teston ou huit gros
Date: 1624
Mint name / Town : Besançon
Quantity minted : 146959
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 736 ‰
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan irrégulier,des faiblesse de frappe au niveau des légendes et des rayures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + CAROLVS. V - (8) - IMPERATOR.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé à gauche vu de trois quarts en avant.
Obverse translation : (Charles V, empereur).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MONETA. CIV. IMP. BISONT.
Reverse description : Écu de Besançon ; au-dessus 1624.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie de la cité impériale de Besançon).

Historical background


Franche-Comté - Besançon

(1534-1674)

Charles V (1500-1558) is the son of Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad. He became Duke of Burgundy (Franche-Comté) in 1506. To thank his minister, Nicolas Perrenot Granvelle (1486-1550), a native of Besançon, Charles concedes May 8, 1534 the city the right to coin money provided to include the right his effigy. After his abdication in 1556 and his death in 1558, the Bisontins continued to include the face of the emperor on the coinage.

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