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E-auction 522-438747 - fjt_771083 - TOURAINE - GENTRY AND TOWNS CHARLES MATHE DE TOURS 1664

TOURAINE - GENTRY AND TOWNS CHARLES MATHE DE TOURS XF
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Estimate : 25 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 17 April 2023 18:15:20
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : CHARLES MATHE DE TOURS
Date: 1664
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,42 g.
Edge : Lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CHARLES. MATHE. LIEVTE GENAL. EN. TOUR. MAIRE DE LA VIL. DE TOURS.
Obverse description : Armes de Charles Mathé : d'azur, à une Foi d'argent tenant un bouquet de 3 lys de jardin de même.

Reverse


Reverse legend : FIDVCIA. SPEI. GALL. ; À L'EXERGUE : 1664.
Reverse description : Armes de la ville de Tours.
Reverse translation : La confiance dans l'espoir de la Gaule.

Historical background


TOURAINE - GENTRY AND TOWNS

Region of the Turones Celts, Touraine has as main city Turones or Caesarodunum (Tours) under the Romans, of which it is the capital of Lyonnaise IIIe. After the Battle of Vouillé in 507, it passed to the Franks. It became county in the 10th century and the stake of a rivalry between the houses of Anjou and Blois. It was confiscated in 1203 from Jean sans Terre. It became the prerogative of many princes and ended up being attached to the Crown on the death of François d'Alençon in 1584. The city of Tours was one of the favorite residences of Charles VII and Louis XI. In 1870, it hosted the delegation of the National Defense government before being taken by the Bavarians in 1871..

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