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Italian States. Aquileia, Patriarchate.
CNI VI 1, Bernardi 69a, Biaggi 193.

AR Soldo da 12 bagattini (denar), .57 gr., 16 mm., struck 1412-1420 under Patriarch Louis II of Teck (Italian, Ludovico II di Teck; German, Ludwig II von Teck) (1412-1439).

Obv: +LODOVICVS ◦ dVX ◦ d ◦ TECh, shield with Patriarchal coat of arms (diamond pattern).

Rev: PAThE Ė AQVILE, Nimbate Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right.

Aquileia was founded by the Romans in 180/181 B.C., and became one of the most prominent cities in the Roman Empire. It was destroyed by Attila in 452 A.D. and again by the Lombards in 590. The Lombard Dukes of Friuli ruled Aquileia and the surrounding territory until 774, when Charlemagne conquered the Lombard duchy and turned it into a Frankish duchy of the Carolingian Empire. By the 11th century, the patriarch of Aquileia had grown strong enough to assert temporal sovereignty over Friuli and Aquileia. In 1077, the Holy Roman Emperor gave the region to the patriarch as a feudal possession. Louis II of Teck was a German prelate, who was elected as patriarch with the help of Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxemburg, the King of Hungary. During the war with the Republic of Venice, which broke out in 1411, Louis sided for Sigismund. The patriarchate was conquered by Venice in 1419, and the patriarch lost his temporal authority on July 7, 1420, when his territories were secularized by Venice.
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quadrans  [Sep 29, 2013 at 04:01 AM]
Nice addition..