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Live auction - bfe_465201 - PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - RAYMOND IV Florin d'or

PRINCIPALITY OF ORANGE - RAYMOND IV Florin d or AU/AU
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Type : Florin d'or
Date: c. 1340-1370
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Orange
Metal : gold
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce florin est frappé sur un flan très légèrement voilé. Le Saint-Jean-Baptiste et le lis du revers sont bien venus à la frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (CORNET) R. DI. G. - P. AURA.
Obverse description : Grande fleur de lis épanouie.
Obverse translation : (Raymond, par la grâce de Dieu, prince d’Orange).

Reverse


Reverse legend : +. S. IOHA-NNES. B. R.
Reverse description : Saint Jean-Baptiste debout de face, nimbé, vêtu d'une peau de mouton, tenant un sceptre cruciforme avec annelet de la main gauche et bénissant de la main droite.
Reverse translation : (Saint Jean-Baptiste).

Commentary


Variante rare avec un R en fin de légende du revers.

Historical background


ORANGE - ORANGE PRINCIPALITY - RAYMOND IV

(1340-1393)

Orange often imitated mints its neighbors or even much further afield. The king was often criticized for princes, prohibiting the movement of species of the principality in the kingdom. On the death of Raymond IV, without direct heir, the principality passed in the house of Chalon with John I (1399-1412).

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