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Home     Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XIII by Wolf Laufer II
Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XIII by Wolf Laufer II

Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XIII by Wolf Laufer II



Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XIII by Wolf Laufer II

Period: 1612-1651

Obverse: Galloping king on horse to the left.
Legend: LVDOVICVS XIII D.G.FRAN.ET.NA.
Reverse: Shields of France and Navarra, separated by a crowned sword, palm branches above.
Legend: WOLF LAVFER RECHENPFENING.M.C.

Article code: 14-2205

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Price: € 40.00

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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 Wolf Lauffer II, master jeton maker in 1612, died 1651.
Many members of the Lauffer family were master jeton makers in Nuremberg. He is the son of Wolf (or Wulf) Lauffer (master 1554-1601). His three brothers were also master jeton makers (Georg, Hans and Mathaus Laufer).

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