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bfe_623394 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 4

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 4 AU
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Type : Double tournois, type 4
Date: 1640
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,20 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce double tournois est frappé sur un flan large. Frappe décentrée sur les deux faces. De petites aspérités de surface mais un très bel exemplaire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection André Kuhn

Obverse


Obverse legend : .FRED. HENR. D. G. PRI. AVR..
Obverse description : Buste de Frédéric-Henri de Nassau à droite, tête nue, cuirassé avec un petit col plat rabattu, quatre points sous le buste.
Obverse translation : (Frédéric-Henri, par la grâce de Dieu, prince d’Orange).

Reverse


Reverse legend : * DOVBLE. TOVRNOIS. 1640.
Reverse description : Trois lis posés 2 et 1.

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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