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fme_538068 - TOWNS OF NORMANDY Médaille, le Pont-Audemer

TOWNS OF NORMANDY Médaille, le Pont-Audemer AU
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Type : Médaille, le Pont-Audemer
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : 27 - Pont-Audemer
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 50 mm
Weight : 52,53 g.
Edge : lisse + poinçon triangulaire + BRONZE
Puncheon : BRONZE
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant des coups et rayures. Marques d’usure sur les points hauts

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Femme ailée, tenant une branche de laurier et soufflant dans un cornet (de trompe?) Signé : M. DELANNOY.

Reverse


Reverse legend : . LE PONT-AUDEMER.
Reverse description : Légende circulaire dans un médaillon perlé, entouré d’une couronne de chêne et de laurier.

Historical background


CITIES OF NORMANDY

Normandy covers both the region of Upper Normandy Rouen and around the valley of the Seine and other Lower Normandy around Caen and the Cotentin Auge. Inhabited since the Paleolithic, the valley of the Seine is an important trade route and shelter, and then occupied by various Celtic peoples as Calètes the Veliocasses or Aulerci Eburovices. Roman, it then passes into the kingdom of Syagrius before being occupied by the Franks from 486. Ravaged by the incursions of the Normans, the region is recognized by their Charles the Simple. The Dukes of Normandy were then allies of the first Capetians and are in the eleventh century to the head of a state among the richest and best organized administratively Europe also shows that expansion into southern Italy and England. In the French monarchy, Normandy care institutions, for example the maintenance of the Exchequer, or customary law as codified in the "Grand Customary". Deeply affected during the Wars of Religion, Normandy saw its last vestiges of independence disappear in the seventeenth century following the revolts of "Barefoot". The textile industry was favored under Colbert which gave a new impetus to economic Normandy.

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