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bfe_661027 - DUCHY OF LORRAINE – ANTOINE / ANTHONY Teston

DUCHY OF LORRAINE – ANTOINE / ANTHONY Teston VF
450.00 €(Approx. 526.50$ | 387.00£)
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Type : Teston
Date: 1531
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 9,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et assez large. Exemplaire présentant des faiblesses de frappe dans les champs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (CROIX DE LORRAINE) ANTHON° D° G° LOTHO4° Z° BA4 DVX, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE ANNELET).
Obverse description : Buste d'Antoine à gauche, cuirassé et couronné.
Obverse translation : (Antoine, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Lorraine et duc de Bar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MONETA° NANCEII° CVSA°, (PONCTUATION PAR SIMPLE ANNELET).
Reverse description : Écu aux armes pleines de Lorraine à six quartiers timbré d’une couronne ducale ; sous un trait d’exergue 1531.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie frappée à Nancy).

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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