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bfe_439377 - PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Obole

PROVENCE - COUNTY OF PROVENCE - CHARLES I OF ANJOU Obole VF/VF
300.00 €(Approx. 354.00$ | 258.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: circa 1246-1266
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Marseille
Metal : billon
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 0,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire recouvert d’une patine grise et présentant des faiblesses de frappe
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : + K: COMES: P-VINCIE, (M ET E LIÉS).
Obverse description : Tête nue à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Charles, comte de Provence).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MAS-SIL-LEN-SIS.
Reverse description : Croix coupant la légende.

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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