Historique: Corneille de Berghes
Born probably in Bergen-op-Zoom around 1500, he is the son of Corneille de Glymes lord of Berghes and Marie-Madeleine de Stryen lady of Zevenberghe. He is provost of Saint-Pierre in Lille. He entered the court of Margaret of Austria and was appointed by Charles V coadjutor of Erard de la Marck in 1520. Corneille Berghes will never be a priest, he receives the temporal investiture of the principality of Liege on February 18, 1540. He fights the heresy with force and keeps the principality out of the conflict between the Netherlands and France. In 1544, after six years of reign and having decided to marry, Corneille de Berghes abdicates by a letter sent to the chapter of the cathedral, then he disappears without one ever knowing where he had retired. He probably died around 1560.
Double patard (Dengis 857, de Chestret 462)
Historique: Double patard
This double patard is hammered at Hasselt. By the edict of May 18, 1543, the course of the double patard is 7 aidants of Liege.
Obverse : The coat of arms of the Berghes family, held by two winged griffins.
Revers : Une croix fleuronnée.
Reverse : A flowered cross.
Diamètre : 29,5 à 31,2 mm
Diameter : 29.5 to 31.2 mm
Poids : 3,00 à 3,83 g
Weight : 3.00 to 3.83 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Miscellaneous
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Peu commun (PC)
Degree of rarity : Uncommon (PC)
Collégiale Saint Pierre à Lille
Monnaies liégeoises Double patard Dgs 857 Corneille de Berghes Monnaies de Liège Double patard Dgs857 Corneille de Berghes
Monnaie liégeoise Double patard Dgs857 Corneille de Berghes Monnaie de Liège Double patard Dgs 857 Corneille de Berghes MonnaiesdeLIEGE