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Denier - Henri V the Blonde

Denier - Henri V (the Blonde) -  obverseDenier - Henri V (the Blonde) -  reverse

© Fréd. Alvin, 1893

Features

Country Luxembourg (County)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1247-1281
Currency Florin (963-1353)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.72 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References L# 8,
Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises
by Romain Probst
(La banque du timbre)
Weiller# 7,
Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises
by Raymond Weiller
(Université Catholique de Louvain)
BV# 7
Histoire monétaire du comté puis du duché de Luxembourg et de ses fiefs
by E. Bernays & J. Vannerus
(Académie royale de Belgique)

Obverse

Crowned lion, rampant to the left, surrounded by legend and an outer ring of pearls.

Lettering: L VSEN BOR

Translation: Luxembourg

Reverse

Small cross patted in the field, surrounded by the legend between two rings of pearls.

Lettering: LVSENBOR

Translation: Luxembourg

Comments

A piece of the highest rarity, only one known copy that was part of the find of Sionvillers (near Nancy) in 1873. Excellent preserved in the cabinet of the medals of Brussels.

Serrure, one of the first numismatists to have analyzed this piece, had placed it among the pieces of Henry VI.
It contrasted with the rest of the coins, forged in a completely different model. This error was rectified by M. Alvin, who classifies this coin as Henri V's coin (BV, pp. 38-39)

Source:

  • The illustrations on this sheet come from the article by N. M. Fréd. Alvin, published in 1893 in the RBN, vol. XLIX, p. 478

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1247-1281) 

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