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Nuremberg, jeton, Plus Ultra

Nuremberg, jeton, Plus Ultra



Nuremberg, jeton, Plus Ultra

Period: 1737-1760

Jeton (counter token or rechenpfennig), made by Johann Adam Vogel (1729-1805).

Obverse: Sun, moon and stars.  IOHANN. ADAM. VOGEL. RECHN. PFENIN.
Reverse: Three-masted ship facing left. PLUS. ULTRA.

Article code: 11-1338

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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 Johann (or Iohann) Adam VOGEL, master jeton maker from 1737, last recorded in 1760.

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