Historique: Robert de Berghes
He was born about 1520 of the Marquis Antoine de Glymes and Berghes bailli of Namur. Charles V. imposed it as coadjutor of Georges of Austria, December 18, 1549. On May 7, 1557, he took the succession of his predecessor, two days after his death. Pope Paul IV appointed him prince-bishop of the principality of Liège. It is consecrated on 12 December 1557 and the banquet on this occasion has remained in the annals. On January 28, 1558, he was invested by the Emperor Ferdinand I. On April 3, 1559, the Duchy of Bouillon was restored by France to the principality (Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis). His mental health became deficient, Robert de Berghes was to abdicate on 11 April 1564. He died on 27 January 1565 in Bergen-op-Zoom. On December 17, 1558, he wanted to reduce the number of foreign currencies circulating in the principality by issuing an edict prohibiting the minted coins in Batenburg, Thorn, Reckheim and Gronsveld.
Portrait de Robert de Berghes
Patard (Dengis 919, de Chestret 508)
This patard has a value of 4 aidants from Liège. It is struck with a hammer in Liège or Hasselt in 1561. It is made of white billon.
Avers : Les armoiries de la famille de Berghes surmonté de la date.
Obverse : The coat of arms of the family of Berghes topped the date.
Revers : Une croix ornée traversant la légende et placée dans un cercle à quatre ogives.
Reverse : An ornate cross crossing the legend and placed in a circle with four warheads.
Diamètre : 24,5 à 27,5 mm
Diameter : 24.5 to 27.5 mm
Poids : 1,71 à 2,45 g
Weight : 1.71 to 2.45 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Miscellaneous
Métal : Billon blanc
Metal : White billon
Degré de rareté : Commun (C)
Degree of rarity : Common (C)
Le pape Paul IV
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