France 1595-Z douzain
Milled coinage was experimental in the sixteenth century and would not be generally adopted in France until the reform of 1640-42. This type had a face value of twelve deniers tournois, a denomination later occupied by the copper sou. Duplessy lists this type for the Grenoble mint 1593-97.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.39 g, .240 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dupl-1257; Ci., 1565; Laf., 1096.
- Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.