Chateau-Renaud (1625-29) 4 patards

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Jean Elsen sale 136, lot 1499
This specimen was lot 1499 in Jean Elsen sale 136 (Brussels, March 2018), where it sold for €260 (about US$382 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, CHATEAU-RENAUD, Principauté, Louise-Marguerite de Lorraine (1614-1629), AR 4 patards, s.d. (1625-1629). Imitation des Schillings d'Oldenburg. D/ MO NOVA- [ARG]- ORDINE- S·[P·Q·]R Ecu couronné, posé sur une croix de bâtons noueux. R/ NISI TV DOM[INE] NOBISCVM [EPVS] Aigle impériale couronnée. Très rare Légère faiblesse de frappe. Très Beau. (France, principality of Chateau-Renaud, Louise Marguerite of Lorraine, 1614-29, undated silver four patards, imitition of an Oldenburg schilling. Obverse: crowned arms over a cross of batons; reverse: crowned imperial eagle. Very rare, slightly weak strike, very fine.)"
Chateau-Renaud was an estate of the house of Conde, one of the leaders of the Catholic League during the Wars of Religion, until the last heiress, Louise-Marguerite de Lorraine, ceded it to Louis XIII in 1629.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4,09 g.

Catalog reference: B. -; P.A. -; De Mey -; coll. Tissière 2304.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 136: Collection Martiny, Collection Nef, Collection Casterman, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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