Born September 3, 1703 of Elector Maximilian-Emmanuel of Bavaria and Thérèse Cunegonde Sobieska, daughter of the King of Poland John III. He studied at the University of Ingolstadt and later in Siena. He was bishop of Ratisbon on 29 July 1719 and Freisingen in 1727. He was canon of the cathedral of Saint-Lambert on 15 November 1738. He was appointed prince-bishop of Liège by Pope Benedict XIV on 10 March 1744 and was a cardinal June 17, 1746. He leads a great life in Liege, loves hunting, the arts and mistresses. Fragile constitution (asthmatic and tuberculous), on the advice of his doctor Steppler, he leaves Liège for Munich. He died on January 27, 1763 in Liège and is buried in the cathedral. As he was often absent from the principality, there were tensions with the opposition party, which accused him of monetary manipulation to such an extent as to cause inflation and a slowdown in trade.
Plaquette (Dengis 1173, de Chestret 682)
This silver coin has a value of 5 sous or 20 liards, that is, a half-escalin. The title (concentration) theoretical silver of this piece is to 6 deniers 22 grains. She is struck the pendulum in Liège from June 16, 1751. With regard to the numismatic classification, Jean-Luc Dengis makes a difference at the level of the legend of the reverse, « PRINC. L» for the platelets (Dgs 1173) and PRO.LEO ' for the platelets (Dgs1174).
Obverse : The ornate coat of arms of Bavaria-Palatinate, with ducal cap, crosier and sword, down the vintage.
Revers : Un écusson ovale orné contenant les armoiries, écartelées en cinq, de Bouillon, Franchimont, Looz, Hornes et Liège avec son bonnet ducal.
Reverse : An ornate oval cartouche, containing the coat of arms of Bouillon, Franchimont, Looz, Hornes and Liège, with a ducal cap.
Diamètre : 1,54 à 22 mm
Diameter : 1.54 to 22 mm
Poids : 1,54 à 2,90 g
Weight : 1.54 to 2.90 g
Axe : 06 Hr
Axis : 06 Hr
Métal : Argent
Metal : Silver
Degré de rareté : Commun (C)
Degree of rarity : Common (C)
Four à argent
Monnaies liégeoises Plaquette (Dgs 1173) Jean-Théodore de Bavière Monnaies de Liège Plaquette (Dgs 1173) Jean-Théodore de Bavière
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