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v22_0813 - DUCHY OF LORRAINE – ANTOINE / ANTHONY Quart de teston

DUCHY OF LORRAINE – ANTOINE / ANTHONY Quart de teston AU/XF
MONNAIES 22 (2005)
Starting price : 130.00 €
Estimate : 250.00 €
Realised price : 202.00 €
Number of bids : 10
Maximum bid : 202.00 €
Type : Quart de teston
Date: 1525
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Ce quart de teston est frappé sur un flan assez régulier. Exemplaire présentant une faiblesse de frappe au centre de l’écu du revers et recouvert d’une jolie patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + ANTHON* LOTHOR* ET* BAR* DVX*, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE SAUTOIR, DEUX SAUTOIRS SUPERPOSÉS AVANT ET).
Obverse description : Buste d'Antoine à droite, cuirassé et couronné.
Obverse translation : (Antoine, duc de Lorraine et duc de Bar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Écu couronné accosté de deux croix de Lorraine ; au-dessous, sous un trait d'exergue 15Z5.

Historical background


LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - ANTOINE

(1508-1544)

Antoine (1489-1544) was the son of René II and Philippa of Guelders, he succeeded his father in 1508. He was elevated to the Court of France to Louis XII and was knighted at the battle of Agnadel in 1509. Friend of Francis I, he married Renée de Bourbon in 1515 and distinguished himself at the Battle of Marignano. In 1517, the King of France was godfather to his eldest son Francis. Between Charles V, who had been elected emperor in 1521 and Francis, Antoine always maintained strict neutrality. Many times, the Duke of Lorraine had to fight the German troops Calvinists. He supported the truce Fere which lasted ten years (1538-1548) and died in 1544.

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