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E-auction 96-50454 - METALLIC SERIES OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE Règne de EUDES - 29 - Émission de Louis XVIII n.d.

METALLIC SERIES OF THE KINGS OF FRANCE Règne de EUDES - 29 - Émission de Louis XVIII MS
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 16 February 2015 18:41:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Règne de EUDES - 29 - Émission de Louis XVIII
Date: n.d.
Metal : brass
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,97 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R2

Obverse


Obverse legend : EUDES ROY DE FRANCE.
Obverse description : Buste imaginaire tête nue et drapé à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : XXIX (29) - FILS DE ROBERT LE FORT BISAIEUL PATERNEL DE HUGUES CAPET.
Reverse description : en cinq lignes.

Commentary


Eudes, ou Odon, né après 852 et mort le 3 janvier 8983 à La Fère (Aisne), comte de Paris et marquis de Neustrie (886-888), est un roi des Francs (888-898), premier roi de la dynastie des Robertiens.
Fils aîné de Robert le Fort, marquis de Neustrie, il appartient à la branche des Robertiens. A la mort de son père en 866, il hérite du titre de marquis de Neustrie, mais le roi Charles II le Chauve le démet en 868 de cette fonction qu'il donne à Hugues l’Abbé. Dès lors, Eudes ne dispose plus que d'un petit patrimoine personnel en Neustrie, territoire qui constitue le coeur de son pouvoir.
En 882 ou 883, il est fait comte de Paris sans doute avec l'accord d'Hugues l'Abbé et le soutien de l'évêque Gozlin, ce qui « rééquilibre ainsi vers le nord, vers la France mineure, l'assise des Robertiens ». Paris, « capitale de la Francie [et] clé des royaumes de Neustrie et de Bourgogne » si l'on en croit Foulques de Reims, devient un élément essentiel du dispositif robertien. C'est à ce titre qu'Eudes soutient, avec l'aide de l'évêque Gozlin, le siège de Paris par les Vikings au cours de l'hiver 885/886.
Pour la suite de la biographie, voir
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudes_de_France.

Historical background


SERIES METAL KINGS OF FRANCE

This series was engraved by Thomas Bernard and stops, for this author, the token of Louis XIV. The following tokens are engraved by Nicolas Gatteaux for Louis XV, Louis XVI for Duvivier, and Puymaurin Gayrard for Louis XVII, Puymaurin and Depaulis Louis XVIII. The series is often attributed to Jean Dassiers on the basis of Forrer but it corrects the assertion in his tome VIII and confirms the archives of the Paris Mint, which state that the series was commissioned by Monsieur de Launay. There are different issues, copper or brass, but consistent weight varied by series, the corners of setbacks are sometimes varied. The classification is according to the kings ancient custom in three successive races. We note the existence of a very rare token explanatory abbreviations that we have not seen in a series of brass. The package in this series was a wooden tube. It is of course very difficult to reconstruct and it should be noted that different chips have very different rarities, probably having been bought by the piece by the public, emphasizing the good kings. There are at least a series of silver, perhaps apocryphal, until Napoleon III supplemented with tokens for all successive regimes, including the French Revolution and Napoleon, see COINS 28, No. 1395. This series is documented in a little book with Philippe Marinèche who can acquire contact phmarineche @ aol. com.

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