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French Double Date Rubbed Not Sure Which Ruler Help Need To Identify Period

 
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 Posted 03/06/2021  05:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lionpassant to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello experts

I have this rather battered double not sure what the period is or the region could it be a colonial issue

Date is missing I'm afraid , appreciate it is not worth a lot but I'm fascinated by it and would like to know more

Help please



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 Posted 03/06/2021  06:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a French feudal issue. A double denier tournois from the Principality of Orange, date unreadable but should be 1640-43. The portrait is of Frédéric-Henri de Nassau, prince of Orange.

Obverse inscription: FRED.HENR.D.G.PRIN.AV (Fredericus Henricus Dei Gratia Princeps Auraicus)
Reverse inscription: DOVBLE.TOVRNOIS.(year)

As for value, hard to tell. There are many varieties for the obverse inscription (could be PRI.AV, PRIN.AVR, etc) and I think yours is unusual. On the other hand, the coin is in rather bad shape, and for a more common inscription variety in this condition, at most a few dollars value. A specialized collector may be willing to pay a premium despite the condition.

Numista page for the coin: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces56244.html
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Many thanks for your helpful and knowledgeable reply - really appreciate your time - best
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Numista page for the coin
If I'm reading this correctly, it's variety f1, which is only listed for 1640.

But I think the portrait looks more like 5th type, in which case it's variety d1 or d2, not listed on that page for any year.
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Nice to see that it's not just Polish coins with so many listed varieties
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I think the portrait looks more like 5th type, in which case it's variety d1 or d2

Yup, you are right, @january1may!
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