CORN-76E6B6: Medieval jetton of Louis XI of France(reverse)

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JETTON

Unique ID: CORN-76E6B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy jetton, probably of Louis XI (1461-1483) of France, bent and very worn, with XI on obverse, which is not usual, but may relate to the King, or it may have been overstamped later with XIII, as the original legends are missing. What is visible on the reverse resembles jettons produced during the reign of Louis XI and Charles VIII (1483-1497) of France. Mint of Tournai or Paris.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: AD 1497

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th April 2006

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Jetton/ token data

Issuer: Louis XI of France
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Pellets or worn fleur de lis within one arch
Obverse inscription: XI II or N
Reverse description: Cross pattée fleuretty, in each angle a crown
Reverse inscription: Missing

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633
Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mitchiner, M. 1988 Jetons, Medalets and Tokens: The Medieval Period and Nuremberg London Hawkins Publications 207, No.586

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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