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bfe_768326 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 5

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 5 XF
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Price : 50.00 €
Type : Double tournois, type 5
Date: 1641
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court. Patine hétérogène avec la présence de taches sombres
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : * DOVBLE. TOVRNOIS. 1641.
Reverse description : Trois lis posés 2 et 1.

Historical background


PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU

(1625-1647)

Frédéric-Henri (1584-1647) was the youngest son of Guillaume le Taciturne (1533-1584) and his fourth wife Louise de Coligny (1555-1620), married in 1583, daughter of Gaspard de Coligny. Frédéric-Henri is the brother of Philippe-Guillaume (1584-1618) and Maurice (1618-1625). Maurice de Nassau (1567-1625), his half-brother, had a military education and Frédéric-Henri succeeded him as Stadhouder of Holland and Prince of Orange in 1625. Married to Amélie de Solms (1602-1675), he was the father of William II (1616-1650).

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