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v26_1242 - PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Denier

PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Denier VF/VF
MONNAIES 26 (2006)
Starting price : 100.00 €
Estimate : 200.00 €
Realised price : 100.00 €
Number of bids : 1
Maximum bid : 168.00 €
Type : Denier
Date: c. 1246-1266
Mint name / Town : Marseille
Metal : billon
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire frappé sur un flan un peu court, irrégulier et légèrement voilé. Éclatement de flan à 1 heure au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : MAS-[...]IL-IEN-SIS.
Reverse description : Croix coupant la légende, les bras terminés par trois besants.
Reverse translation : (Cité de Marseille).

Historical background


PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU

(1246-1285)

Charles (1226-1285) is the last son of Louis VIII and Blanche de Castille. He married Béatrice in 1246, the daughter of Raymond Béranger V of Provence. He 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 which saw the house of Aragon impose itself on the island after the massacre of the French.

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