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Live auction - bfe_338544 - LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - JOHN I Gros

LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - JOHN I Gros AU/XF
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 550 €
Maximum bid : 3 500 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:56:57
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Gros
Date: c. 1352-1360
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,49 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce gros est frappé sur un flan large, régulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : *IOH’ES* DVX* - .LOT MARCH’, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX ROSES SUPERPOSÉES).
Obverse description : Écu de Lorraine penché et sommé d’un heaume couronné timbré d’une aigle essorante.
Obverse translation : (Jean, duc...).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + MONETA* FCA: -*IN* NANCEY, (PONCTUATION PAR DEUX ROSES SUPERPOSÉES).
Reverse description : Épée en pal accosté de deux écus de Lorraine.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie frappée à Nancy).

Commentary


Monnaie particulièrement rare absente de bon nombre de collections.

Historical background


LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - JEAN IER

(1346-1390)

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

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