DEV-D32BF7: Medieval French jetton

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JETTON

Unique ID: DEV-D32BF7

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A medieval copper-alloy French jetton. Four fleurs de lis in lozenge type attributed to Louis XI (1461-1483) and Charles VIII (1483-1497) inscribed VIVE LE ROI VIVE LE ROI, dating c. 1488-1497. Mint uncertain (probably Paris or Tournai). See Mitchiner (1988, 209; no. 598 for the obverse, no. 597 for the reverse).

It measures 28 mm diameter

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1488
Date to: Circa AD 1497

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 28 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Jetton/ token data

Class: French
Group: Four lis in lozenge
Type: (M584-600) - Unknown: 1488-1497
Denomination: Jetton
Obverse description: Four fleurs de lis in a lozenge: leafy ornaments around
Obverse inscription: VIVE LE ROI VIVE LE ROI, spray stops
Reverse description: Cross patty feuilly with flower in each angle
Reverse inscription: GETTES BIEN PAIES BIEN, spray stops
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Aveton Gifford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX6947
Four figure Latitude: 50.308354
Four figure longitude: -3.841045
1:25K map: SX6947
1:10K map: SX67NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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 209 597-598

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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