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Live auction - bfe_657490 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 2

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 2 AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 17:02:10
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Double tournois, type 2
Date: 1637
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,28 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce double tournois est frappé sur un flan large et plutôt régulier. Très bel exemplaire présentant un beau buste au droit ainsi qu’une agréable patine marron. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .FRED. HENR. D. G. PRIN. AVR. - (V SUR ANNELET), (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Obverse description : Buste de Frédéric-Henri de Nassau à droite, tête nue, cuirassé, avec un petit col plat rabattu.
Obverse translation : (Frédéric Henri, par la grâce de Dieu, prince d’Orange).

Reverse


Reverse legend : .DOVBLE. TOVRNOIS. 1637, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 6 HEURES).
Reverse description : Trois trèfles posés 2 et 1.

Commentary


Rare dans cet état de conservation !.

Historical background


ORANGE - ORANGE PRINCIPALITY - FREDERIC HENRI DE NASSAU

(1625-1647)

Frederick Henry (1584-1647) was the youngest son of William the Silent (1533-1584) and his fourth wife Louise de Coligny (1555-1620), married in 1583, daughter of Gaspard de Coligny. Frederick Henry's brother Philip William (1584-1618) and Maurice (1618-1625). Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625), his half-brother, his military education and Frederick Henry succeeded him as Stadtholder of Holland and Prince of Orange in 1625. Married to Amelia of Solms (1602-1675), he is the father of William II (1616-1650).

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