Groschen with Helmet - Robert

Features

Issuer Bar, County and Duchy of (France - Feudal)
Duke Robert I (1354-1411)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1373-1374
Value 1 Groschen (1⁄20)
Currency Livre
Composition Silver
Weight 2.64 g
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 325070
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Flon# 28, p.478
Dominique Flon; 2002. Histoire monétaire de la Lorraine et des Trois-Évêchés / Tome 1. Prolégomènes. Première partie: Les temps du denier et de l'installation des droits. Société Thierry Alix, Nancy, France.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Tilted shield with arms of Bar dividing legend, below a helmet with two horns and feathered decoration.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ROBERTVS ✿ DVX ✿ BARR'

Unabridged legend: Robertus dux Barrensis

Translation: Robert, Duke of Bar...

Reverse

Cross pattée with a rose superimposed on a star in each angle.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ✠ DEI ✿ GRA ✿ ET ✿ MARChIO ✿ POnTIS

Unabridged legend: dei gratia et marchio Pontis

Translation: ... by God's grace, and Marquis of Pont-à-Mousson.

Mint

Saint-Mihiel, France (1343-1344)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1373-1374) 

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold Groschen with Helmet - Robert
Jean Elsen & ses Fils
Auction 144
Lot 967
Internet Archive
Mar 14, 2020 XF USD 3047.18
(EUR 3000.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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