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Live auction - bfe_338547 - LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - RAOUL CALLED "THE VALIANT" Quart de gros

LORRAINE - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - RAOUL CALLED  THE VALIANT  Quart de gros XF
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 730 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 16:56:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quart de gros
Date: c. 1329-1346
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,09 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce quart de gros est frappé sur un flan large présentant des éclatements. De petites faiblesses de frappe. L’épée du revers apparaît en négatif au droit. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + RADVLPHVSX MARCHIO.
Obverse description : Bande chargée d’une bande de trois alérions dans un quadrilobe bouleté.
Obverse translation : (Raoul, marquis).

Reverse


Reverse legend : DVXX LOTH-ORINGIE.
Reverse description : Épée en pal accostée de deux aigles.
Reverse translation : (Duc de Lorraine).

Historical background


LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - RAOUL SAYS "THE VALIANT"

(1329-25/08/1346)

Raoul was born in 1320 from the union of the Duke Ferry IV and Elizabeth of Austria. Upon the death of his father in 1329, he is aged nineteen years and is under the regency of his mother until 1334. In 1337, open war broke out with the Count of Bar, Henri IV. King Philip VI of France put an end to this conflict. Ally the King of France, he fought the British by sending troops to the seat of Tournai. It also helped the King of Castile Alfonso XI fight Muslims of Granada and illustrations, November 3, 1340, at the Battle of Gibraltar. Back in France, he maintained are brother Charles de Blois during the War of Succession of Brittany. He was killed at the Battle of Crécy August 25, 1346.

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