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Live auction - bfe_338348 - LANGUEDOC - VISCOUNTCY OF BEZIERS - ROGER II Obole

LANGUEDOC - VISCOUNTCY OF BEZIERS - ROGER II Obole XF
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:49:27
Type : Obole
Date: c. 1170-1190
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Béziers
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,43 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan large, légèrement irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise et présentant des faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + ROG’. VICECO, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 11 HEURES).
Obverse description : R barrée.
Obverse translation : (Roger, vicomte).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + BITERI CIVI.
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée au 2 d’un annelet.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Béziers).

Commentary


L’obole est nettement plus rare que le denier de Béziers.

Historical background


Languedoc - Viscount of Beziers - ROGER II

(1167-1194)

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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