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E-auction 324-240460 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 5

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Double tournois, type 5 AU/XF
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 01 July 2019 14:49:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Double tournois, type 5
Date: 1641
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,02 g.
Coments on the condition:
Ce double tournois est frappé sur un flan irrégulier. Le portrait du prince est bien venu à la frappe et le col de dentelles est net. Léger décentrage au droit et défaut de flan à 9 heures au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FRED HENR. D. G. PRI. A..
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.

Commentary


Exemplaire bien conservé pour ce type monétaire.

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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