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Live auction - bfe_708764 - SAVOY - COUNTY OF SAVOY - AMADEUS VI Obole blanche (Obolo bianco)

SAVOY - COUNTY OF SAVOY - AMADEUS VI Obole blanche (Obolo bianco) AU
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Estimate : 1 600 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 17:35:26
Type : Obole blanche (Obolo bianco)
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Chambéry ou Pont-d’Ain
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,62 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large présentant un petit défaut de flan à 5 heures au revers. Reliefs nets
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MED: COMES: SABAVDIE, (PONCTUATION PAR DOUBLE ANNELET).
Obverse description : A entre quatre roses à cinq pétales dans un double quadrilobe.
Obverse translation : (Amédée, comte de Savoie).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + : IN ITALIA: MARCHIO, (PONCTUATION PAR DOUBLE ANNELET).
Reverse description : Écu de Savoie sous une rose à cinq pétales dans un double quadrilobe.

Commentary


Ce rare type monétaire est appelée “Obole blanche” (Obolo bianco). Avec deux annelets superposés en ponctuation cette monnaie est attribuable à l’atelier de Chambéry ou Pont-d’Ain.

Historical background


SAVOY - COUNTY OF SAVOY - AMÉDÉE VI

(1343-1383)

Amédée VI was born in Chambéry in 1334 from the union of Count Aymon and Yolande of Montferrat. He succeeded his father died in 1343. The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1355, put an end to the conflict savoyardo-Dauphine. Now belong to the Viennese Dauphiné and Gex and Faucigny to Savoy. In 1348, Savoy was not spared by the Great Plague. In 1360, Count Amadeus VI began a war Saluzzo, Milan ... which lasted twenty years. In 1362, he founded the Order of the Collar of Savoy. He participated in the crusade against the Turks away on Bulgaria and managed to free the Emperor John Palaeologus. In 1380, an ally of Louis of Anjou, he participated in the conquest of Naples but there died of the plague in its surroundings in 1383. He was buried at Hautecombe.

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