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France, Medieval jeton 'Arms Type'

France, Medieval jeton 'Arms Type'



France, Medieval jeton 'Arms Type'

Period: 15th century

France, Medieval jeton de compte 'Arms Type'.

Obverse: Shield of France with three fleurs de lis with annulet above and three dots to each side, surrounded with legend: X AVE MARIA o GRACIA
Reverse: Long cross fleury within quatrefoil tressure having alternating 'M' and 'V' in quadrants of the cross and annulet with dots on each side in each external angle of quatrefoil

Les Jetons du Moyen Âge, Claude Roelandt - Stéphan Sombart - Michel Prieur nr. 584



Jeton de compte
A/ X AVE MARIA o GRACIA, Écu à trois fleurs de lis surmonté d'un annelet et accosté de six points.
R/ Croix fleurdelisée centrée d'un quadrilobe, cantonnée de deux M et de deux V, dans un quadrilobe cantonné d'annelets accostés de points.


Article code: 11-1330

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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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