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E-auction 206-134185 - fjt_07091 - PARIS - LOCAL ADMINISTRATION HENRI III 1585

PARIS - LOCAL ADMINISTRATION HENRI III VF
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Estimate : 24 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 18 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 17:52:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : HENRI III
Date: 1585
Mint name / Town : Nuremberg
Metal : brass
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,75 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : FLVCTVAT. NEC. MERGITVR ; À L'EXERGUE : LVTETIA.
Obverse description : Armes de Paris .
Obverse translation : Elle flotte mais ne coule pas ; à l'exergue : Paris.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ET. FLOREBIT. QVASI. LILIVM ; À L'EXERGUE : 1585.
Reverse description : Une femme assise à gauche, portant la main sur une ancre ornée de rameaux et regardant le soleil rayonnant.
Reverse translation : Et elle fleurira comme le lis.

Commentary


Frappé sous Etienne de Neuilly, prévôt de 1582 à 1585. Feuardent considère qu’il s’agit d’une fabrique allemande, bien que le jeton ne soit pas signé mais cela ne semble guère certain.

Historical background


PARIS - MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

The municipal administration of Paris used tokens for accounts, like all administrations. Over time, the function of account token faded in favor of the function of social representation.

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