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Live auction - fjt_477950 - ROUEN (CITY OF...) Louis XV, émission de 1756 n.d.

ROUEN (CITY OF...) Louis XV, émission de 1756 AU
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 17:43:55
Type : Louis XV, émission de 1756
Date: n.d.
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,37 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LUD. XV. REX - CHRISTIANISS..
Obverse description : Buste à droite de Louis XV signé M [n°334] , type Guéant Prieur.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CIVITAS POPULUSQUE ROTHOMAGENSIS.
Reverse description : Écu ovale de Rouen sur un cartouche.
Reverse translation : Ville et peuple de Rouen.

Historical background


ROUEN (CITY OF ...)

Ancient city of Veliocasses, Rotomagus develops Roman and becomes Lyonnaise metropolis II at the end of the fourth century. Taken repeatedly by the Normans, it became one of their main stations. It becomes 911 the residence of the Dukes of Normandy. Town in 1144, it belongs to France from 1204 to 1419 when it goes to the British until 1449. The Exchequer of Normandy turned supreme court in 1499 and then in Parliament in 1515. The city is under the Ancien Régime, a thriving center of textile industry ("Rouenneries" and Indian) and trade with Africa.

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