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Live auction - bfe_353075 - LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - JOHN I Gros

LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - JOHN I Gros XF
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 17:16:53
Type : Gros
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,34 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce gros est frappé sur un flan large, régulier et légèrement voilé. Petite fente à 10 heures au droit. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + IOHES* DVX* LO-THOR’* Z* MAR’.
Obverse description : Le duc debout, tenant une épée posée sur son épaule, vêtu d’une dalmatique portant la bande aux trois alérions.
Obverse translation : (Jean, duc de Lorraine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MONETA* FACTA* IN* NANCEIO.
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre alérions.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie frappée à Nancy).

Historical background


LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - JOHN I

(1346-1390)

Jean I first found himself placed under the regency of Marie de Blois. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Poitiers and was only released after the Treaty of Brétigny (1360). Jean supported Charles de Blois and was taken prisoner at the Battle of Auray. He remained faithful to the French alliance and died in 1390.

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