France 1610-L 1/8 ecu

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Jean Elsen sale 111, lot 1146
France 1610L 1-8 ecu rev JElsen 111-1146.jpg
This specimen was lot 1146 in Jean Elsen sale 111 (Brussels, December 2011), where it sold for 90 euro (about US$138 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE ROYALE, Henri IV (1589-1610), AR huitième d'écu, 1610 L, Bayonne. Droit: Croix feuillue. Revers: Ecu de France couronné, entre V-III. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Henry IV (1589-1610), silver eighth écu of 1610, Bayonne mint. Obverse: flowered cross; reverse: crowned arms of France divide "V-III". Very fine.)"
This eighth écu was struck by the hammer at at least a dozen mints starting in the time of Henry III (1580) and continuing into the reign of Louis XIV (1651).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.85 g, .833 fine silver, 24-26 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Dupl-1225; Ci., 1526; Laf., 1067.

Source:

  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 111, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.

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