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Live auction - bfe_608945 - LORRAINE - CITY OF METZ Florin d'or

LORRAINE - CITY OF METZ Florin d or VF
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 17:05:47
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Florin d'or
Date: (1563-1619/20)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Metz
Metal : gold
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce florin est frappé sur un flan plutôt irrégulier présentant de petites faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (ROSE À CINQ PÉTALES) FLORENVS CIVITIS METENSIS.
Obverse description : Écu de Metz dans un polylobe fleurdelisé contenu dans un hexalobe cantonné aux angles d'un annelet.
Obverse translation : (Florin de la cité de Metz).

Reverse


Reverse legend : S. STEPHA. - PROTHOM.
Reverse description : Saint Étienne, debout à gauche, nimbé, dans une mandorle, tenant une palme de la main gauche, coupant la légende en haut et en bas.
Reverse translation : (Saint Étienne, protomartyr).

Historical background


LORRAINE - CITY OF METZ

(XVI - XVII century)

Metz, Toul and Verdun were attached to the kingdom of France by the Treaty of Cateau-Cambrai in 1559. However, until the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the Habsburgs will argue and discuss the possession of the Three Bishoprics. Metz, during this period, sometimes difficult relationship with Lorraine or French neighbors. The city is favorable to the League during the Wars of Religion.

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