France. Charles IV (1322-1328). Maille blanche 1323-1328

Description
France. Charles IV (1322-1328). Maille blanche 1323-1328
Silver - Ungraded

Maille Blanche - Charles IV

ND- 1323-1328

weight 1,794 g

OBVERSE
Obverse legend : + (CROISSANT) KAROLVS * REX. ; EXTERIOR LEGEND: + BNDICTV: SIT: NAME: DNI: NRI: DEI, (PUNCTUATION BY THREE SUPERIMPOSED DOTS).
Obverse description: Cross.
Obverse translation: (Charles, king; blessed be the name of our Lord God).

REVERSE
Reverse legend : + FRANCHORVM.
Reverse description: Châtel tournois. Outer border of ten lilies.
Reverse translation: (des Francs).


HISTORICAL
CHARLES IV LE BEL
(30/01 / 1322-01 / 02/1328)
Born in Clermont-sur-Oise in 1293, last of the sons of Philippe le Bel, Charles IV succeeded his brother Philippe V le Long. This short reign is the prelude to the Hundred Years' War, the third and last century of the long struggle that began at the time of the first crusades between the Capetians and the kings of England, successors of the Conqueror. Edward II's relations with Charles's predecessors had been rather cordial. But, in 1322, the King of England made difficulty in paying homage to his new suzerain for Aquitaine and Ponthieu. In 1323, Charles IV decided to build a bastide in Saint-Sardos, in Agenais, a town left to France by the Treaty of Amiens. The seneschal of Guyenne, Ralph Basset, had the city sacked and hanged the royal officers. In response, on July 1, 1324, the King of France pronounced the confiscation of Guyenne and Ponthieu. Charles de Valois occupied the duchy, except Bordeaux and Bayonne. After a first agreement which made the future Edward III the Duke of Aquitaine, Charles IV occupied Ponthieu and Aquitaine a second time (1327). On March 31, 1327, an agreement was reached with Isabelle of France, regent of England: the English possessions were reduced to a thin coastal strip between Saintes and Bayonne. Charles IV died the following year, without an heir. With him died the line of direct Capetians. The crown passed to his closest male relative, Philippe, Count of Valois. Aquitaine, Charles IV occupied Ponthieu and Aquitaine a second time (1327). On March 31, 1327, an agreement was reached with Isabelle of France, regent of England: the English possessions were reduced to a thin coastal strip between Saintes and Bayonne. Charles IV died the following year, without an heir. With him the line of direct Capetians died out. The crown passed to his closest male relative, Philippe, Count of Valois. Aquitaine, Charles IV occupied Ponthieu and Aquitaine a second time (1327). On March 31, 1327, an agreement was reached with Isabelle of France, regent of England: the English possessions were reduced to a thin coastal strip between Saintes and Bayonne. Charles IV died the following year, without an heir. With him died the line of direct Capetians. The crown passed to his closest male relative, Philippe, Count of Valois.

Lot details
Country/province
France
Ruler
Charles IV (1322-1328)
Denomination
Maille blanche
Year/Period and Variation
1323-1328
Precious metal
Silver
Condition
Ungraded
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