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bfe_320223 - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - CHARLES II Petit gros au chevalier

DUCHY OF LORRAINE - CHARLES II Petit gros au chevalier VF
180.00 €(Approx. 199.80$ | 154.80£)
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Type : Petit gros au chevalier
Date: c. 1400-1430
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cet exemplaire est frappé sur un flan large et irrégulier. Quelques faiblesses de frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES IV, n° 887

Obverse


Obverse legend : KAROLVS* DVX - LOTHOR* Z* M', (M ONCIALE).
Obverse description : Le duc debout de face, couronné, tenant l'épée haute de la main droite, cotte à la bande aux trois alérions.
Obverse translation : (Charles, duc de Lorraine et...).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MON-ETA- *DE* N-ANCI ; LÉGENDE EXTÉRIEURE : +BHDICTV'* SIT* NOME'* DNI'* NRI'* IHV'* XPI'*, (N ET M ONCIALES).
Reverse description : Croix pattée coupant la légende intérieure.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie de Nancy ; béni soit le nom de notre seigneur Jésus-Christ).

Historical background


LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - CHARLES II

(1390-1431)

Charles (1364-1431), son of John I and Sophie of Württemberg, married Margaret of Bavaria (1434). Godson of Charles V the Wise, he was raised in Paris. He fought the Moors in Africa, then the Slavs in Lithuania in 1399. He maintains his stepfather Rupert raised to the imperial dignity and was an ally of John the Fearless against Louis of Orleans who supported Wenceslas, Duke of Luxembourg and competitor of his father-in Empire. Lorraine, he faced the Burgundians, Metz and Strasbourg. He was appointed Constable of France after the assassination of Bernard d'Armagnac. Having lost his son, he married in 1419 his daughter Isabelle René of Anjou (1409-1480), heir to the Duchy of Bar, paving the reunification of the two duchies in the same family. Charles died in 1431.

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