Historique: Hugues de Pierrepont
Son of Hugues de Wasnade and Clémence de Rethel. He is the nephew of Provost Albert de Rethel. His election to the rank of prince-bishop takes place in Liège on March 3, 1200 in the presence of Baldwin VI of Constantinople and Otton IV of Brunswick, its protectors. He was ordained a priest on April 2, 1202 in Cologne and his consecration was promulgated on April 21 by Pope Innocent III. In 1208, there is an agreement between the bishop, the chapter and the city, concerning a new tax system, "the general excise on venal things". Excise duty is due on wine, beer, wheat, rye, oats and spelled. From May 3rd to 7th 1212, Liège is sacked by Duke Henri 1st of Brabant. The bishop will take his revenge at the Battle of Steppes Field, in the municipality of Montenaken, October 13, 1213. On February 2, 1214, a peace treaty is signed with Henry I of Brabant. Frederick II emperor of the Holy Roman Empire renounces in 1213 to intervene in the episcopal elections, which will take place henceforth freely and canonically. On April 12, 1229, Hugues de Pierrepont died in Huy. He is buried in the cathedral of Liège.
Denier (Dengis 417, de Chestret 157)
This denier is hammered at Liege in 1208. On the reverse, a crescent moon is represented. It is the symbol of the new excise on consumer products recently in force in the Principality.
Obverse : On the left, the mitred bust of the bishop holding a crozier. On the right, a tonsured bust bareheaded.
Revers : Perron et trois oiseaux sur une croix. A gauche, un personnage de profile tenant un marteau. A droite, un croissant de lune et un globule.
Reverse : Perron and three birds on a cross. On the left, a profile character holding a hammer. On the right, a crescent moon and a globule.
Diamètre : 15,0 à 16,0 mm
Diameter : 15.0 to 16.0 mm
Poids : 0,15 à 0,89 g
Weight : 0.15 to 0.89 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Various
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Commun (C)
Degree of rarity : Common (C)
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