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Home     Nuremberg, jeton with moneychanger, dated 1553
Nuremberg, jeton with moneychanger, dated 1553

Nuremberg, jeton with moneychanger, dated 1553



Nuremberg, jeton with moneychanger, dated 1553

Period: 1553

Brass reckoning counter, 'Rechenmeister / Rekenmeester' type.

Obverse: Money changer, seated at his counting table.
Reverse: Alphabet in five lines, date 1553 below.

Jeton de compte dit “au maître d’école” ou “au comptable”.

Weight: 4,80 grams
Diameter: 27,3 mm

Article code: 15-4402

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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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