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Live auction - bfe_393044 - TONNERRE - COUNTY OF TONNERRE - JOHN Obole

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 28 June 2016 17:05:15
Type : Obole
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Tonnerre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,42 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large, irrégulier et légèrement voilé. Exemplaire recouvert d’une légère patine grise et présentant une surface légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : + IOHAN[ES] COMES.
Obverse description : Croix auxerroise.
Obverse translation : (Jean, comte).


Reverse legend : + MON TO[RNODO]RI.
Reverse description : Croix auxerroise cantonnée au 1 de trois besants.
Reverse translation : (Monnaie de Tonnerre).


Ce type monétaire ressemble à l’obole illustrée dans l’ouvrage de Poey d’Avant, dont cet auteur croit voir un lis dans le premier canton. Il pourrait s’agit de trois points posés en triangle, comme sur cet exemplaire.

Historical background



Thunder was a Carolingian workshop. The county was normally part of Burgundy rather than Champagne. Early in the eleventh century by a clever marriage policy, the Counts of Nevers came into possession of Thunder which was well attended by the County of Auxerre. County Thunder regained its independence in 1273 after the death of Mahaut de Bourbon, and was devoted to Margaret of Burgundy, wife of Charles of Anjou, King of Naples and Count of Provence. Finally in 1292, the county went into the house of Chalon where he was to remain until 1433.

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