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France, jeton of Louis XIV, Chambre aux deniers

France, jeton of Louis XIV, Chambre aux deniers



France, jeton of Louis XIV, Chambre aux deniers

Date: 1695

Obverse: Bust of Louis XIV to right, LVDOVICVS MAGNVS REX, signed N below bust
Reverse: HINC. DECVS. VNDE. EFFVNDIT, in ex. CHAMBRE AUX DENIERS DU ROY. 1695.

Article code: 13-9717

Available: 1


Price: € 20.00

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  • Post-Medieval
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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.

'Chambre aux deniers'
The function of the 'Chambre aux deniers' was to record and verify the expenses of the royal court ant to make up the annual accounts. This included the allowances for members of the household, including their horses and attendants, the wages for all personnel, and the purchases made by the different offices (kitchen, stables, etc.).

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