Historique: Sede vacante 1744
From December 6, 1743, to the death of Georges-Louis de Berghes, until March 10, 1744, the installation of Jean-Théodore of Bavaria as prince-bishop, there is a period that is called sede vacante. It is a special period, during which a diocese no longer has a bishop. To avoid an absence of power, these circumstances are regulated by the code of canon law. The cathedral chapter took advantage of its sovereign right during this period to remove ordinances against them made by the deceased prince-bishop. He fixed the date of the election of the new prince, January 23, 1744. The accounts chamber appointed Arnold Weelen and Denis-François Lamotte, directors of currencies and charged them to buy 12 ounces of gold (to make 114 ducats) , and for 300 crowns of money (to make crowns and escalins).
Ducat (Dengis 1154, de Chestret 675)
The commission of the Chamber of Auditors of 24 January 1744 allows minting of coin in Liège for 114 ducats of gold. The theoretical title in gold is 986 per 1000, in alloy with silver. The reverse corner is broken at 12 o'clock.
Gravure de la cathédrale de Liège (cathédrale détruite aujourd'hui)
Monnaies liégeoises Ducat (Dgs 1154) Sede vacante 1744 Monnaies de Liège Ducat (Dgs1154) Sede vacante 1744
Monnaie liégeoise Ducat (Dgs 1154) Sede vacante 1744 Monnaie de Liège Ducat (Dgs1154) Sede vacante 1744 MonnaiesdeLIEGE