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France, jeton de compte "à la chaise"

France, jeton de compte



France, jeton de compte "à la chaise"

Period: 14th century

France, Medieval counter based on the French Ecu d'or à la Chaise.
Philippe VI (1337) - Jean le Bon (1351).

Showing a king, sitting on a throne and holding a sword. Pierced for distinguishing it from a real Ecu which was a common practice at the time.

Article code: 13-9005

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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.

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