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fwo_519527 - ITALY - DUCHY OF MILAN AND OF MANTUA - FRANCESCO II Sovrano 1796 Milan

ITALY - DUCHY OF MILAN AND OF MANTUA - FRANCESCO II Sovrano 1796 Milan MS
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Type : Sovrano
Date: 1796
Mint name / Town : Milan
Quantity minted : -
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 919 ‰
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,15 g.
Edge : striée et ornée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de très belle qualité avec d’excellents reliefs et tout son brillant de frappe. Traces de nettoyage dans les champs, plus marquées au revers avec des rayures
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FRANCISC. II D. G.R. IMP. S. A. GE. HIER. HV. BO. REX..
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite ; M dessous.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ARCH. AVST. DVX. BVRG. LOTH. BRAB. COM. FLAN. 1796..
Reverse description : Écu tripartite d'Autriche, de Lorraine et de Bourgogne couronné entouré du collier de la Toison d'Or brochant deux bâtons noueux.

Historical background


ITALY - DUCHÉ MILAN AND MANTUA - FRANCOIS II

(1792-1800)

Francis II (1768-1792) succeeded his father Leopold II has very little reign (1790-1792). It is the Duke of Milan and Mantua its accession. He loses these regions during 1796-1797 the first Italian campaign of Bonaparte. The Treaty of Campo Formio in 1797 enshrines the role of France in this part of Italy. Bonaparte left Egypt, the Austrians recover their territories. The second Italian campaign in the spring of 1800 enshrines the French hegemony and brought the Milanese in the French orbit for more than a decade.

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