Historique: Adolphe de la Marck
Born in August 1288, is the third son of Eberhard III Count of the Marck and Ermengarde of Berg. He is Provost of St. Martin in Worms in 1298 (at the age of 10 years). In 1308, he is Provost of Saint-Séverin in Cologne and is canon in 1310. He studied at the University of Orleans. Pope Clement V entrusts him, on April 4, 1313, the principality of Liège on the recommendation of Philippe le Bel, king of France. He is consecrated on June 10, 1313. He is one of the most authoritarian princes of his time, imbued with his authority, impetuous and haughty. He is in perpetual struggle against his subjects. He signs the peace of Fexhe, June 18, 1316, which governs the manner in which the bishop must exercise his judicial authority. This is the basis of the constitution of the country of Liège. He died during an outburst of anger on November 3, 1344 in Clermont-sur-Meuse. He is buried in the choir of the Liège Cathedral.
Volant (Dengis 540, de Chestret 230)
This volant which is worth 2/3 of a gros is hammered at Avroy (Liège) from 1326 to 1332. This type of coin is quite common at this time. For Adolphe de la Marck, we make it in Avroy but also in Huy. Louis IV Count of Looz, Louis VI Earl of Chiny and Jean 1st Earl of Luxembourg also produce in the region. In France there is Waleran III of Luxembourg forge the volant in Serain (Picardy) and Brittany countries, Béatrice de Saint-Pol in Arleux and Marie de Bretagne lady of Elincourt also produce volants to their names. Bishop Guillaume de la Voulte did the same in Valencia.
Avers : Aigle à gauche et ailes déployées.
Obverse : Eagle on the left and wings spread.
Revers : Croix fleuronnée
Reverse : Flowered Cross
Diamètre : 23,5 à 26,0 mm
Diameter : 23.5 to 26.0 mm
Poids : 2,20 à 2,75 g
Weight : 2.20 to 2.75 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Various
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Peu commun (PC)
Degree of rarity : Uncommon (PC)
Jean 1er comte de Luxembourg et de Bohême dit Jean l'Aveugle
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