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Live auction - bfe_421085 - LANGUEDOC - COUNTY OF TOULOUSE - ALPHONSE OF POITIERS Obole tournois

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 900 €
Maximum bid : 1 025 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:05:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole tournois
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Toulouse
Metal : billon
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,39 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large et légèrement irrégulier. Flan très légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise hétérogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + A CO. FILIVS REG.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Alphonse, comte, fils du roi).


Reverse legend : THOLOSA CIVI.
Reverse description : Châtel tournois sommé d’une croix coupant la légende en haut.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Toulouse).


Obole illustrée dans l’ouvrage de Benabiba et Diaz à l’aide d’un dessin du Poey d’Avant. Pièce classée R5 et non retrouvée par ces auteurs.

Historical background

Languedoc - COUNTY OF TOULOUSE - Alphonse de Poitiers


Alphonse (1220-1271), second brother of St. Louis was also Count of Poitou, Auvergne and Toulouse by his marriage with Joan, daughter of Raymond VII. He succeeded the latter in 1249 and introduced the Châtel tournaments Montreuil Bonin from 1251. He wanted to perhaps recall rights at a time when St. Louis was a prisoner in the Holy Land recalling that it is "Alphonse, Count, son of the King". The cross surmounting the Châtel tournaments has been variously described. We believe it is the cross of Languedoc.

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