France 1564-L teston

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1761
France 1564L teston rev JElsen 117-1761.jpg
This specimen was lot 1761 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €100 (about US$158 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR teston, 1564 L, Bayonne. 3e type. Droit: B. l. et cuirassé à gauche. Revers: Ecu couronné, entre deux K couronnés. Eclat du flan. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Charles IX (1560-74), silver teston of 1564, Bayonne mint, third type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust to left; reverse: crowned arms between two crowned 'K's'. Rim bump, very fine.)"
This teston is listed in Duplessy for the Bayonne mint 1562-74.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.59 g, .899 fine silver, this specimen 9.32 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1069; Ci-1359; Laf-899.

Source:

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

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