France 1555-M teston

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 1759 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013). This teston was struck at Toulouse. The portrait is of Henry II (r. 1547-59). Milled coinage was experimental in the sixteenth century and would not be generally adopted in France until the reform of 1640-42. This type is listed in Duplessy for 1551-58.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, .899 fine silver, 9,30 g (this specimen).

Catalog reference: Duplessy 983.

Source:

  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.

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