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Live auction - bfe_533847 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Teston, type IV A.1

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - FREDERICK HENRY OF NASSAU Teston, type IV A.1 AU
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 250 €
Maximum bid : 476 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 15:40:55
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Teston, type IV A.1
Date: (1625-1640)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce teston est frappé sur un flan assez large et légèrement irrégulier. Revers légèrement concave. Exemplaire présentant de hauts reliefs et recouvert d’une légère patine grise. Infime éclatement de flan à 3 heures au droit

Obverse


Obverse legend : FRED. HENR. D. G. PRIN. AV. R. CO. NA. - (MM), (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 7 HEURES).
Obverse description : Buste de Frédéric-Henri de Nassau à droite, cuirassé, avec le petit col plat rabattu et la tête nue (buste III).
Obverse translation : (Frédéric-Henri, par la grâce de Dieu, prince d'Orange, comte de Nassau).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (ROSE À CINQ PÉTALES) SOLI. DEO. HONOR. ET. GLORIA.
Reverse description : Écu sommé d'une couronne ouverte coupant la légende en haut, écartelé aux 1 et 4, contre-écartelé : en a de Nassau, en b de Katzenelnbogen, en c de Vianden, en 4 de Dietz, sur le tout de Meurs ; aux 2 et 3, contre-écartelé en a et d de Chalon, en b et c d'Orange, sur le tout de Genève ; sur le tout de Buren.
Reverse translation : (À Dieu seul l'honneur et la gloire).

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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