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Nuremberg, 'Venuspenning', rare jeton by Egidius Krauwinckel

Nuremberg, 'Venuspenning', rare jeton by Egidius Krauwinckel



Nuremberg, 'Venuspenning', rare jeton by Egidius Krauwinckel

Date: 1571

Rare and dated jeton, made by Egidius Krauwinckel. Unlisted in Barnard.

Obverse: Standing Venus with drape, holding cup, rose in circle at bottom.
Legend: SPES MEA AT DEO 1571.
Reverse: Quartered shield with lions and fleur-de-lis.
Legend: EGIDIVS KRAVWINCKEL.N.

Article code: 14-3426

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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.

This jeton is made by Egidius Krauwinckel, master jeton maker in 1570, died 1613.
Egidius and his brother Hans Krauwinckel II were the sons of Damianus Krauwinckel (1543-1581). As their uncle  Hans Krauwinckel (1562-1586) they were all master jeton makers in Nuremberg. A sister of Egidius (Barbara) married Georg Lauffer, member of another family of jeton makers.
The name Krauwinckel is spelt in various ways.

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