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Live auction - bfe_459235 - PRINCIPALITY OF PHALSBOURG AND LIXHEIM - HENRIETTA OF LORRAINE Double tournois

PRINCIPALITY OF PHALSBOURG AND LIXHEIM - HENRIETTA OF LORRAINE Double tournois AU
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Estimate : 380 €
Price : 340 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 16:46:02
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Double tournois
Date: 1633
Mint name / Town : Lixheim
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,19 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce double tournois est frappé sur un flan large. Les reliefs sont nets. Le droit a toutefois été frappé avec un carré présentant des cassures. Petite rayure sur le buste. Exemplaire recouvert d’une jolie patine marron de médaillier
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (CROIX DE LORRAINE) HENR. D. LOR. PRIN. PHAL. ET. LIX.
Obverse description : Buste drapé à droite d'Henriette de Lorraine, avec un grand col de dentelle rabattu, collier et boucles d'oreille.
Obverse translation : (Henriette duchesse de Lorraine, princesse de Phalsbourg et de Lixheim).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (CROIX DE LORRAINE) DOVBLE. TOVRNOIS. 1633.
Reverse description : Champ semé de huit lis posés 1, 2, 3 et 2.

Commentary


Bel exemplaire avec un buste très bien venu à la frappe.

Historical background


LORRAINE - PRINCIPALITY PHALSBOURG AND LIXHEIM - HENRIETTE DE LORRAINE

(1630-1635)

Ferdinand II (1619-1637), emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, erected cities and Phalsburg Lixheim principality for Henriette de Lorraine-Vaudémont, sister of Charles IV Duke of Lorraine (1624-1675), daughter of Francis II Lorraine-Vaudémont (1632) on the occasion of her marriage to Louis, Baron Ancerville, son of Louis II, Cardinal of Guise. Princess widowed in 1630, minted between 1630 and 1635.

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