Gros - René I

Features

Issuer Duchy of Bar (Lorraine)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1424-1431
Value 1 Gros (1⁄20)
Currency Livre
Composition Silver
Weight 2.22 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 8635
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Bd# 1494,
Émile Boudeau; 2002. Catalogue général illustré et à prix marqués des monnaies françaises provinciales (4th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Flon# 1, p.487,
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.
Saulcy# X, 10
Félicien de Saulcy; 1841. Recherches sur les Monnaies des Ducs Héréditaires de Lorraine. Typographie de S. Lamort, Metz, France.

Obverse

Duke Rene standing, wearing armor and a crown of roses, holding a sword in left hand, left hand resting on a shield with quartered arms of Anjoui-Bar, with arms of Lorraine in center

Script: Latin

Lettering: REnAT*' - D* - BAR' m' P' CO.

Unabridged legend: Renatus dux Barrensis ...

Translation: René Duke of Bar ...

Reverse

Cross pattée dividing the interior legend

Script: Latin

Lettering:
✠ SIT nOmEn ⁑ DOmInI ⁑ BEnEDICT'
mOn-ETA - Sx mI-ChA

Translation:
Blessed be the name of the Lord
COinage of Saint-Michiel

Mint

Saint-Mihiel, France (1343-1344)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1424-1431)  (fr) Saint-Mihiel

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