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E-auction 365-278234 - LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - HENRY I Double denier

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Estimate : 15 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 8 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 15:05:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Double denier
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : billon
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce double denier est frappé sur un flan irrégulier et présente une forte usure en plus de faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HENRI. D: G. DVX. [LOTH. M.].
Obverse description : Alérion couronné.
Obverse translation : (Henri, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Lorraine, marquis).


Reverse legend : [MO]NETA. NO[VA. NANCEII. CVSA].
Reverse description : Écus accotés de Lorraine et de Bar sous une large couronne ducale coupant la légende en haut ; un G sous les deux écus.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie frappée à Nancy).

Historical background

LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - HENRI I


Henry was born in Nancy November 8, 1563 to the union of Charles III and Claude of France. He succeeded his died May 14, 1608 Nancy father. In 1599 he secretly married Catherine de Bourbon, the sister of King Henry IV of France, who was Protestant. Pope Clement VIII, having learned that marriage, excommunicated Henry of Lorraine, however, obtained in 1604 a papal pardon. Catherine de Bourbon died without children February 13, 1604. April 24, 1606, Henry I of Lorraine married his second wife, Marguerite de Gonzague, the daughter of Vincent I, Duke of Mantua, and Leonora de Medici. Marguerite had only daughters before dying in 1632. Henri I de Lorraine appointed his daughter Nicole to succeed him, it was married to Charles (the future Charles IV), son of Count Vaudémont. Nancy Henry died July 31, 1624.

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