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.
Gros à l'aigle (Dengis 534, de Chestret 225)
Historique: Gros à l'aigle
This type of coin was originally created by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen in 1231, for his kingdom of Sicily. Adolphe de la Marck will introduce, a century later, this coinage in our countries. This is the first time a prince-bishop has engraved his coat of arms on his coins. This gros à l'aigle is hammered in Liège and has a value of 16 deniers tournois.
Avers : Aigle à gauche ailes déployées et armoiries de la Marck.
Obverse : Eagle left spread wings and coat of arms of de la Marck.
Revers : Petite croix pattée.
Reverse : Small cross.
Diamètre : 26,0 à 27,5 mm
Diameter : 26.0 to 27.5 mm
Poids : 3,25 à 3,98 g
Weight : 3.25 to 3.98 g
Axe : Divers
Axis : Various
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Peu commun (PC)
Degree of rarity : Uncommon (PC)
Le sceau de Frédéric II de Hohenstaufen, Empereur des Romains
Monnaies liégeoises Gros à l'aigle (Dgs 534) Adolphe de la Marck Monnaies de Liège Gros à l'aigle (Dgs534) Adolphe de la Marck
Monnaie liégeoise Gros à l'aigle (Dgs 534) Adolphe de la Marck Monnaie de Liège Gros à l'aigle (Dgs534) Adolphe de la Marck MonnaiesdeLIEGE