Lorraine 1524 teston
"Lothringen, Herzogtum, Antoine, 1508-1544 Teston 1524. Nancy. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Fast vorzüglich. Aussergewöhnlich gut ausgeprägt. (duchy of Lorraine, Anton I, 1508-44, teston of 1524, Nancy mint. Rare in this condition, About extremely fine, Unusually well struck.)"Altho the duke doubtless spoke French, he did not consider himself a subject of the king of France but rather of the emperor. The province would not fall under French domination until after the Thirty Years War and was not annexed until the death of the last duke in 1766.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 9.44 g.
Catalog reference: Flon p. 587,19-20.
- Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.