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Home     Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XV by Albrecht Höger
Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XV by Albrecht Höger

Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XV by Albrecht Höger



Nuremberg, jeton of King Louis XV by Albrecht Höger

Period: 1735-1789

Nuremberg, jeton (counter or rechenpfennig) by Albrecht Höger (son of Iohann Konrad); master 1735, died 1789.

Obverse: Bust of King Louis XV to right
Legend: LUD. XV. DG. F. ET NAV. REX.
Reverse: Tree
Legend: ALBRECHT HÖGER RECH. PFNIG

Article code: 13-9711

Available: 1


Price: € 15.00

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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.

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