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Live auction - bfe_359847 - PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Demi-gros dit parfois "gros"

PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Demi-gros dit parfois  gros  AU/XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 16:34:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Demi-gros dit parfois "gros"
Date: c. 1246-1266
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Marseille
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 1,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Ce demi-gros est frappé sur un flan large. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise et présentant de petites concrétions rouges. Monnaie ayant été nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + COMES: PVINCIE.
Obverse description : Tête du comte à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Comte de Provence).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + CIVITAS MASSIL°.
Reverse description : Château flanqué de deux tours, la courtine est percée en son centre d'une porte sommée d'une croisette reposant sur un besant.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Marseille).

Historical background


PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - I. CHARLES D'ANJOU

(1246-1285)

Charles (1226-1285) was the youngest son of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile. He married Beatrice in 1246, the daughter of Raymond Berenger V of Provence. It is Count of Anjou, Maine and Provence (1246-1285), king of Sicily and Naples (1266-1285), titular king of Jerusalem (1277-1285). He lost Sicily in 1282 after the Sicilian Vespers who see the house of Aragon win in the island after the massacre of French.

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