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Live auction - fwo_361431 - HOLLAND - KINGDOM OF HOLLAND - LOUIS NAPOLEON Ducat d'or, 1er type 1808 Utrecht

HOLLAND - KINGDOM OF HOLLAND - LOUIS NAPOLEON Ducat d or, 1er type 1808 Utrecht XF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 730 €
Maximum bid : 730 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 18:00:34
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Ducat d'or, 1er type
Date: 1808
Mint name / Town : Utrecht
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 983 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce ducat est frappé sur un flan un peu court et légèrement irrégulier. Le portrait de Napoléon est bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann

Obverse


Obverse legend : LODEW. NAP. KON. VAN HOLL..
Obverse description : Tête nue de Louis Ier à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Louis Napoléon roi de Hollande).

Reverse


Reverse legend : EENDRAGT - MAAKT MAGT.
Reverse description : Chevalier en armure debout à droite, tenant une épée de la main droite et un faisceau de flèches de la gauche, accosté de 18-08.
Reverse translation : (L’Union fait la Force).

Commentary


Ce type ne fut frappé qu'en 1808 et 1809, mais largement refondu après la chute de l'Empire quand Guillaume Ier devint roi des Pays-Bas en 1814. Le chiffre de fabrication comprend les exemplaires au millésime 1808.

Historical background


HOLLAND - THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS - LOUIS NAPOLEON

(5/06/1806-13/12/1810)

Louis (2/09/1778-25/07/1846) accepts the throne of Holland June 6, 1806. Quarreled with his brother and trying to protect his dominions, he abdicated December 13, 1810. Holland is attached to the French Empire the same day. Louis is the husband of Hortense de Beauharnais and the father of Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III).

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