France 1564-M teston

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Jean Elsen sale 141, lot 1110
This specimen was lot 1110 in Jean Elsen sale 141 (Brussels, June 2019), where it sold for €95 (about US$126 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Charles IX (1560-1574), AR teston, 1564M, Toulouse. 1er type. D/ B. l. et cuir. à g. R/ Ecu de France couronné, entre deux C couronnés. Double frappe. presque Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Charles IX, 1560-74, silver teston of 1564, Toulouse mint, first type. Obverse: laureate and armored bust left; reverse: crowned arms of France between two crowned "C's". Double struck, about Very Fine.)"
This type, worth 12 sols tournois, was struck 1561-74. Note the date in Roman numerals.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9.598 g, .899 fine silver, this specimen 9,22 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1063; Ci. 1356; Laf. 895.

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, et al., Vente Publique 141, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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