Brittany (1458-88) cavalier d'or Fr-96

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Sincona sale 46, lot 447
This specimen was lot 447 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 2,700 CHF (about US$3,240 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH, Bretagne, Herzogtum, Francois II. 1458-1488. Cavalier dor o. J. Nantes. Selten. Gutes sehr schön. (France, duchy of Brittany, Francis II, 1458-88, undated cavalier d'or, Nantes mint. Rare, Good very fine.)"
A coin issued by the duke of Brittany and obviously inspired by the franc à cheval of the previous century, altho the weight matches the écu d'or of Louis XI.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.37 g, .958 fine gold, this specimen 3.37 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 333. Fr-96.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome I, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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