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CNG Feature Auction 118

Lot nuber 1308

WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION, Low Countries. Doornik (Tournai). Besieged by the Allies, 1709. AR 20 Sols (21x21mm, 7.19 g).

CNG Feature Auction 118
Lot: 1308.
 Estimated: $ 300

Siege & Necessity Coinage, Coin-in-Hand Video, Silver

Sold For $ 375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION, Low Countries. Doornik (Tournai). Besieged by the Allies, 1709. AR 20 Sols (21x21mm, 7.19 g). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of the Marquis de Surville left; 20 (mark of value) above; tower (mintmark) below / Blank. Korchnak 593; Maillet 14; Vanhoudt I 524. Toned. VF.

From the Michael Cassick Collection of Siege and Emergency Coins, purchased from Gordon Andreas Singer, November 1998.

Tournai, a city in the Spanish Netherlands, was taken by France after the War of Devolution (1667-1668), in which France under Louis XIV fought the Spanish Habsburgs. Later, during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), England’s Duke of Marlborough besieged Tournai in his campaign against France in the Low Countries. The siege began on 27 June, after Marlborough had succeeded in tricking French General Villars into moving some of his men from Tournai to defend other towns. The town fell to Marlborough on 3 September, allowing him to continue his successful advance on other French-held towns. The Treaty of Utrecht, which helped end the war, gave Tournai to Austria in 1713.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 118 lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 13-14 September 2021. CNG Feature Auction 118 – Session Four – Roman Imperial Coinage Part 2 through Antiquities will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 September 2021 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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