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Comtat Venaissin (Avignon) coins catalog with values

Comtat Venaissin (Avignon)

Comte-Vennessen is the area around the city of Avignon (the city itself was not part of it). Since 1096 it has been part of the Marquisate of Provence. The last Marquis of Provence, Alphonse de Poitiers, bequeathed Comte-Vennessen to the Holy See. He died in 1271, and in 1274 Comte-Vennessen became the Papal States. Avignon remained under the control of the Count of Provence, but the Popes were allowed to live there, which Clement V took advantage of in 1309, laying the foundation for the so-called. Captivity of the Popes in Avignon. In fact, this, of course, was not captivity - Clement (himself a Frenchman) quite deliberately moved his residence to Avignon, fleeing from the indignant citizens of Rome.
The next six Popes were also French and were completely subordinate to the policies of the kings of France. The city of Avignon was purchased by Pope Gregory XI in 1348.
In 1377 Gregory XI, despite the resistance of the king and the French cardinals, returned to Rome. However, already in 1378, after the death of Gregory, some of the cardinals, dissatisfied with the election of Urban VI, elected antipope Clement VII, who settled in Avignon. The last antipope of Avignon, Benedict XIII, was excommunicated and fled the city in 1403.
Comte-Vennessin and Avignon remained a Papal possession until the French Revolution.

 

 

Ecu=40 sol; Sol=15 denier; Liard=3 denier

Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585)

In the world of Ugo Boncompagni (1502-1585).
The main thing that Gregory XIII is famous for is the Gregorian calendar, developed by the Jesuit Christopher Clavius and introduced by Gregory in all Catholic countries.
The chronicles note the Pope's genuine piety, which in those days was the exception rather than the rule (otherwise, there would have been no need to note this fact in the chronicles :).
This was the era of the Reformation. The Pope warmly supported the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Night and, in general, contributed with all his might to the fight of Catholicism against the Reformation, both diplomatically and not entirely. Died at the age of 84.

 

 

coin Comtat Venaissin double sol parisis 1572-1585
double sol parisis no date

silver
CARO CA LEGA GEOR CA COLE AVEN
GREGORIVS XIII PONTIF MAX /G
Value - 120-150 USD

 

 

Pope Clemens VIII (1592-1605)

coin Comtat Venaissin patard 1592-1605
patard no date

copper
CLEMENS VIII PONTI
S PETRVS ET PAVLVS CAR
Value - 15-25 USD

 

 

Pope Urban VIII (1623-1644)

coin Comtat Venaissin patard 1623-1644
patard no date

copper
VRBANVS VIII PONT MAX
S PETRVS ET PAVLVS AVEN
Value - 15-25 USD

 

 

 

 

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