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Live auction - bfe_359839 - VENDÔMOIS - COUNTY OF VENDÔME - JEAN IV Obole

VENDÔMOIS - COUNTY OF VENDÔME - JEAN IV Obole VF
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 16:29:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole
Date: circa 1218-1239
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Vendôme
Metal : billon
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 0,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Cette obole est frappée sur un flan assez large et irrégulier. Exemplaire présentant des faiblesses de frappe et recouvert d’une légère patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : (MOLETTE) IOHAN (ÉTOILE BOULETÉE) [COM]ES, (LÉGENDE COMMENÇANT À 9 HEURES).
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite, formant un U tourné ; au centre une rose à six pétales.
Obverse translation : (Jean, comte).

Reverse


Reverse legend : + VIDOCINENS[IS].
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée au 1 d’un besant.
Reverse translation : (Château de Vendôme).

Commentary


On retrouve de tels exemplaires dans le Trésor de Beaugency.

Historical background


Vendome - COUNTY VENDÔME - JEAN IV

(1218-1239)

The coinage of Vendôme to begin with 960 Bouchard says "Bat". Jean IV succeeded Count John III in 1218. His eldest son, Pierre Montoire, succeeded him in 1239/1240.

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