Historique: Albert de Cuyck
Born in a family of Dutch Brabant (Netherlands). He is provost of Saint-Jean of Utrecht from 1174 to 1186, archdeacon of Saint-Lambert in 1181, archdeacon of Condroz from 1184 to 1194 and provost of Saint-Paul in 1193 and 1194. The new prince-bishop Simon of Limbourg is Controversial and Albert de Cuyck opposed his election. He appeals to Pope Celestine III who will break this appointment. A new election was held on 14 November 1194 at the Saint-Aubin Cathedral in Namur. Albert de Cuyck is elected. Simon of Limburg did not give up and the two pretenders asked for the Pope's arbitration in Rome. Albert de Cuyck is confirmed by the pope and Simon of Limbourg is promoted archbishop, but dies in Rome a little later. In 1196, the Prince-Bishop granted to the Liegeois a charter of "franchise consecrating the civil and individual rights of the citizens of the city established by the custom". This charter has never been found and has become a myth with time. Albert de Cuyck was an unswerving support to Philip of Swabia in succession to the throne of the Germanic Roman Empire to the detriment of Otto IV of Brunswick. He died on February 2, 1200, from the consequences of the malaria, which he contracted during his stay in Rome. He is buried in the cathedral of Liège. His tomb was found during excavations in the basement of the Place Saint-Lambert (site formerly occupied by the cathedral and destroyed at the Liège revolution of 1789). Its remains are preserved in the crypt of the present St Paul's Cathedral.
Denier (Dengis 401, de Chestret 144)
This denier is struck with a hammer at Huy in 1199. The reverse represents the town of Huy with its collegiate church and its castle. This currency refers to the visit of King Otto IV of Brunswick to Liege in the context of the succession of the throne of the Germanic Roman Empire. He wanted to obtain the support of the prince-bishop Albert de Cuyck. As this one is a partisan of his adversary, Philippe de Suabe, Albert de Cuyck refuses to see Otto IV and leaves Liège to take refuge in the castle of Huy.
Revers : Collégiale de Huy entre deux tours crénelées, le tout entouré d'une enceinte crénelée ouverte par un portique sur l'avant.
Reverse : Collegiate church of Huy between two crenellated towers, all surrounded by a crenellated enclosure opened by a portico on the front.
Diamètre : 14,1 à 16,4 mm
Diameter : 14.1 to 16.4 mm
Poids : 0,62 à 0,98 g
Weight : 0.62 to 0.98 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Miscellaneous
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Commun (C)
Degree of rarity : Common (C)
Huy et son château fort
Monnaies liégeoises Denier (Dgs 401) Albert de Cuyck Monnaies de Liège Denier (Dgs 401) Albert de Cuyck
Monnaie liégeoise Denier (Dgs 401) Albert de Cuyck Monnaie de Liège Denier (Dgs401) Albert de Cuyck MonnaiesdeLIEGE