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bry_534247 - HENRY VI OF LANCASTER Obole tournois n.d. Rouen

HENRY VI OF LANCASTER Obole tournois n.d. Rouen XF
550.00 €(Approx. 610.50$ | 456.50£)
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Type : Obole tournois
Date: 04/06/1423
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Rouen
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 79 ‰
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,88 g.
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappé sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant quelques faiblesses de frappe et recouvert d’une patine verte. Reliefs assez nets pour ce type monétaire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente sur offres iNumis n° 27, lot 2245 et de la collection Michel Favé

Obverse


Obverse legend : HENRICVS REX.
Obverse description : Léopard passant à gauche sous une croix coupant la légende en haut.
Obverse translation : (Henry, roi).

Reverse


Reverse legend : OBOL[VS] CIVIS.
Reverse description : Lis sous une couronne, coupant la légende en haut et en bas.
Reverse translation : (Béni soit le nom du Seigneur ; Henry).

Commentary


Exemplaire varié avec un point sous la sixième lettre du droit.

Historical background


HENRY VI LANCASTRE - KING OF FRANCE (1422-1453) - KING OF ENGLAND (1422-1461) and (1470-1471)

Henry VI was the son of Henry V and Catherine of France, he was born in Windsor Dec. 6, 1421. His father died when he was only ten and a half months. A regency period began and it was his uncle, the Duke of Bedford, who administered the kingdom of England. The Duke of Bedford was crowned Henry VI in Paris December 14, 1431. Under his reign, the British lost almost all their possessions in France, keeping more than Calais after the capitulation of Bordeaux 19 October 1453. In 1445, he married Margaret of Anjou, to which he gave a portion of his power, suffering from fits of madness as his maternal grandfather, King Charles VI of France. The loss of French territories was the origin of the Wars of the Roses, which began in 1455 and ended with the coronation of Edward IV in 1461 and the flight of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou in Holland. In 1470, he was restored to the throne by Warwick, but Edward IV eventually have him imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he died May 21, 1471, probably murdered.

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