Demi-Gros - Henri VII

Features

Country Luxembourg (County)
Count Henri VII (1288-1310)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1296-1309
Value Demi-Gros
Currency Florin (963-1353)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.8 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References L# 31-1,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 27,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
BV# 30-32,
Édouard Bernays, Jules Vannérus; 1910. Histoire monétaire du comté puis du duché de Luxembourg et de ses fiefs: abbaye d'Echternach, comté de Chiny, seigneuies de Moiry, de Schönecken et de Saint-Vith, comté de Salm en Ardenne, seigneurie d'Orchimont, terre franche de Cugnon. Académie royale de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.
Bd# 1865
Émile Boudeau; 2002. Catalogue général illustré et à prix marqués des monnaies françaises provinciales (4th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782903629496.

Obverse

Small patted cross surrounded by the double circular legend between three pearled circles.

Lettering:
✠ HЄ: COMЄS: LVCEMBVRG
✠ MARChIO ERLON

Translation: Henri, count of Luxembourg

Reverse

Double-headed eagle planted in a quadrilobe with acute angles and double veins

Lettering: ✠✿ MONETA✿ ESMERAVDE✿

Translation: Mint of Méraude

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Very rare piece struck at the mint of Méraude (Poilvache).

demi-gros = 1 ½ esterlin = 6 deniers = 12 oboles

Following the assassination of Albert of Austria , Henry VII was crowned King of the Romans. The accession to the throne took place on January 6, 1309 in Aachen. His son, Jean l'Aveugle succeeded him at the head of the county of Luxembourg.

Variants of legend and punctuation

  • Obverse:

a.   ✠ HЄ✚ COHES✚ LVCЄИBVRG
       ✠ HARChIO✚ ЄRLOH
b.   ✠ HЄIIRICV  COMЄS LVCЄH(M)BVRGЄM(II)SIS
       ✠ MARChIO ЄRLOM
c.   ✠ HЄNRICVS  ЄOMЄS LVCЄMBVRGЄM(II)SIS
      ✠ MARChIO ЄRLOM
d.  ✠ HЄ: COMЄS: LVCEMBVRG (variant not reported by Weiller)
      ✠ MARChIO ERLON

  • Reverse:

a.   ✠✚ HOHЄTA✚  ЄSHЄRAVD(Є✚)
b.   ✠✚ HOHЄT✚  ЄSHЄRAVDЄ✚
c.   ✠✿ MOͶETA✿  MЄRAVDЄ✿
d.   ✠✿ MOH(N II)ETA✿  MЄRAVDЄ✿
e.   ✠✿ MONETA✿  ЄSMЄRAVDЄ✿  (variant not listed by Weiller)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1296-1309) 

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