Lorraine 1526 teston

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Künker sale 293, lot 1923
This specimen was lot 1923 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €180 (about US$243 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH/LOTHRINGEN, HERZOGTUM, Anton, 1508-1544. Teston 1526, Nancy. Sehr schön. (French state, duchy of Lorraine, Anton, 1508-44, teston of 1526, Nancy mint. Very fine.)"
Altho the duke doubtless spoke French, he did not consider himself a subject of the king of France but rather of the emperor. The province would not fall under French domination until after the Thirty Years War and was not annexed until the death of the last duke in 1766.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Flon 23.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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