Nuremberg, jeton de compte

Period: 16th century

Nuremberg, jeton de compte
Nuremberg, jeton de compte
20.00 VAT margin scheme
Article code13-7711
Jeton de compte, Nuremberg

A/ Écu couronné à trois fleurs de lis, accosté de tiercefeuilles et de points; légende fictive.
R/ Globe crucigère dans un double trilobe à redents; légende fictive.

Reference: Les Jetons du Moyen Âge, Claude Roelandt - Stéphan Sombart - Michel Prieur (Nr. 870).
From the late 13th century to the end of the 14th century, purpose-made jetons were produced in England, similar in design to contemporary Edwardian pennies. Although they were made of brass they were often pierced or indented at the centre to avoid them being plated with silver and pass them off as real silver coins. Throughout the 15th century, competition from France and the Low Countries ended jeton manufacture in England, but this did not last long. Nuremberg jeton masters initially started by copying counters of their European neighbours, but by the mid 16th century they gained a monopoly by mass-producing cheaper jetons.

Features and Specifications

Period Post-Medieval
Category Jeton/token
Material Copper (alloy)
Country Germany