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Bernhard III, Lord of Lippe

Coat of arms of Lippe.

Bernard III, Lord of Lippe (c. 1194 - c. 1265) was a German nobleman. He was the ruling Lord of Lippe from 1229 until his death.
Bernard III was the son of Lord Herman II and his wife, Oda of Tecklenburg. His father fell in battle in 1229, and Bernard III succeeded him as Lord of Lippe. After 1232, he would style himself by the grace of God, and sometimes Count of Lippe.
Bernard was bellicose, like his brothers and his grandfather Bernard I. He was diocesan administrator of the Bishopric of Paderborn from 1254 to 1256. Some authors consider him the founder of Lippe as a territorial entity. Via his brother, Bishop Simon I of Paderbron he acquired furthers offices, and reorganized the church in his principality.
He promoted the cities of Horn and Blomberg. He had a dispute with the city of Lippstadt, because it would not allow him to build a castle. He also fought feuds against the cities of Ravensberg and Sternberg, and against the House of Waldeck. His frequent feuds weakened the House of Lippe.

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Quarter sterling, Bernhard III of Lippe, Lemgo, ca. 1230, Ihl Lemgo Emission 4A A1-R2

Reign/Issue Authority:Bernhard III of Lippe
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Lemgo
Issue date:Ca. 1230
Weight:0,30 gr
Diameter:9x13 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Ihl Lemgo Emission 4A A1-R2
Catalogue #:0192
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand and a rose as crown.
Obverse legend:[hЄN]RIC˚R[ ЄX]
Reverse description:Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse legend:+LЄM[ЄGOCIVI[..]TS]
Extra info:Could be minted during Herman II, Lord of Lippe. Provenance: Ex J. Sazama Collection / Ex DNW Lot 225 11/02/15.

Sterling, Bernhard III of Lippe, Lemgo, ca. 1230-40, Ihl Lemgo Emission 4B A7-R8

Reign/Issue Authority:Bernhard III of Lippe
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Lemgo
Issue date:Ca. 1230-40
Weight:0,89 gr
Diameter:16x18 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Ihl Lemgo Emission 4B A7-R8
Catalogue #:0192
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand and a rose as crown.
Obverse legend:BЄRNARID L+
Reverse description:Short cross voided with a rosette of 5 pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:+LЄMЄGOCIVI
Extra info:Pierced.

Sterling, Bernhard III of Lippe, Lemgo, ca. 1245-50, Ihl Lemgo Emission 5 A?-R1

Reign/Issue Authority:Bernhard III of Lippe
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Lemgo
Issue date:Ca. 1245-1250
Weight:0,89 gr
Diameter:17 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Ihl Lemgo Emission 5 A?-R1
Catalogue #:0230
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand and a rose as crown.
Obverse legend:hЄNRICVSR ЄX
Reverse description:Short cross with a rosette of 5 pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:+LЄMЄGOCIVIT⁾
Extra info:Pierced.