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fjt_072695 - ROUEN (CITY OF...) Jeton Ar 27, Louis XIV 1681

ROUEN (CITY OF...) Jeton Ar 27, Louis XIV XF
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Price : 75.00 €
Type : Jeton Ar 27, Louis XIV
Date: 1681
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,66 g.
Edge : lisse
Coments on the condition:
Légère usure sur les reliefs et une légère patine grise. Très bel exemplaire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : .LVDOVICVS. - .MAGNVS. - .1681..
Obverse description : Tête laurée à droite de Louis XIV [n°199].
Obverse translation : (Louis le Grand).

Reverse


Reverse legend : * NON. AVRO. CANDORE. NITET.
Reverse description : Écu aux armes de Rouen sur un cartouche.
Reverse translation : (Il ne brille pas grâce au jaune de l'Or mais par sa blancheur immaculée).

Commentary


Variété sans le grènetis intérieur au droit. Rosette initiale au revers.

Historical background


ROUEN (CITY OF...)

Former city of the Veliocasses, Rotomagus developed in Roman times and became the metropolis of Lyonnaise II at the end of the 4th century. Taken many times by the Normans, it became one of their main stations. In 911 it became the residence of the Dukes of Normandy. Commune in 1144, it belonged to France from 1204 to 1419, when it passed to the English until 1449. The Exchequer of Normandy was transformed into a sovereign court in 1499 then into Parliament in 1515. The city was under the Ancien Régime, a flourishing center of textile industries ("rouenneries" and Indians) and trade with Africa.

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