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Live auction - bfe_328328 - LANGUEDOC - VISCOUNTCY OF BEZIERS - RAYMOND TRENCAVEL Obole

LANGUEDOC - VISCOUNTCY OF BEZIERS - RAYMOND TRENCAVEL Obole VF/XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:48:27
Type : Obole
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Béziers
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,36 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce denier est frappé sur un flan assez large, légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise présentant des reliefs plus nets au revers qu’au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de MONNAIES 60, n° 214

Obverse


Obverse legend : R: TRE[N]CAI:.
Obverse description : Croix.
Obverse translation : (Raymond Trencavel).

Reverse


Reverse legend : BI[T]ERIS: CIV’.
Reverse description : RE et deux molettes annelées à six pointes.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Béziers).

Commentary


Les monnaies de Raymond Trencavel sont très rares. Les oboles ne sont connues qu’à quelques exemplaires.

Historical background


Languedoc - Viscount of Beziers - RAYMOND TRENCAVEL

(1150-1167)

Viscounts of Béziers were also viscounts of Carcassonne since the marriage of Raymond I. (1002-1012) with Garsinde, Viscountess of Béziers and Agde. Roger II succeeded Trencavels Raymond (1150-1167) who was murdered in the church of Sainte-Madeleine de Béziers in front of the bishop. Raymond Trencavel II, grand-son of Roger II, the last Viscount of Carcassonne and Beziers from 1209 to 1247 in full Cathar heresy. Dispossessed of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort in 1209, he gave two viscounties the king of France, Louis IX in 1247.

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