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Live auction - fwo_469527 - HUNGARY - TRANSYLVANIA - MICHAEL I APAFI Ducat d’or 1685

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Estimate : 4 000 €
Price : 2 800 €
Maximum bid : 3 700 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 18:41:01
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Ducat d’or
Date: 1685
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,41 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce ducat est très bien centré sur un flan régulier et très faiblement voilé. Il présente peu d’usure et est couvert d’une belle patine. Légères marques sur la tranche, possible résultat d’une ancienne monture
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D: G: P. TR: - MIC: APAFI..
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé à droite de Michel Ier Apafi, portant un chapeau et tenant un sceptre.
Obverse translation : (Par la grâce de Dieu, Michel Apafi).


Reverse legend : PAR: REG HVNGA: DO. & SICVLO: COM: 1685.
Reverse description : Armes couronnées de la famille Apafi.

Historical background



Michael I Apafi was elected prince by the states of Transylvania, under the protection of Pasha Ali September 14, 1661. He is first opposed to Jean III Kemény that Austria had elected; his competitor having died the following year, he is unquestionably recognized throughout Transylvania. Ally of the revolted Hungarians, he is making war against the Emperor Leopold for some time; but after the lifting of the siege of Vienna by the Turks, he abandoned their cause and concluded with the emperor the treaties of Vienna on June 26 and Blag October 27, 1686, which impose on the Transylvanian voivode against the "protection of the Hapsburgs", the payment of a tribute and the military occupation of twelve fortresses of the country. He remained prince of Transylvania until his death in 1690. His son Michael II succeeded him..

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