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fwo_734464 - SAVOY - DUCHY OF SAVOY - VICTOR-AMADEUS II Demi-Lire (mezza lira) 1676 Turin

SAVOY - DUCHY OF SAVOY - VICTOR-AMADEUS II Demi-Lire (mezza lira) 1676 Turin XF
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Type : Demi-Lire (mezza lira)
Date: 1676
Mint name / Town : Turin
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Coments on the condition:
Cette pièce est frappée sur un flan assez large et régulier présentant une usure homogène
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : MAR. IO. BAP. VIC. AM. II. D. G. DVC. SAB..
Obverse description : Bustes à droite de Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste et de Victor-Amédée II.
Obverse translation : (Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste, Victor-Amédée, par la grâce de Dieu, duc de Savoie).


Reverse legend : PRIN. PEDEM. - REGES. CYPRI.
Reverse description : Écu couronné à multiples quartiers .
Reverse translation : (Prince de Piémont, roi de Chypre).

Historical background

SAVOY - Duchy of Savoy - Victor Amadeus II


Victor Amadeus II was born in 1666 from the union of Charles Emmanuel II and Marie Jeanne of Savoy-Nemours. He succeeded his father in 1675 and was the fifth Duke of Savoy and the first king of Sardinia. In 1684, he married his cousin, Anne d'Orléans, daughter of Philippe d'Orléans, brother of Louis XIV and Henrietta of England. In 1690, Victor Amadeus II broke relations with Louis XVI during the War of League of Augsburg and combines with Spain and Austria. In 1693, he reconciled with the king of France. In 1723, he ordered the Cadastration his kingdom. In 1714, he constuire the Basilica of Superga in Turin. In 1730 he abdicated in favor of his son but relented in 1731 and was arrested and imprisoned in Moncalieri where he died in 1732. He was buried at the Superga.

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