Provence (1343-52) franc a pied Fr-208

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Sincona sale 46, lot 454
southeast France at the end of the Hundred Years War
This specimen was lot 454 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,320 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Jeanne de Naples, 1343-1352. Franc à pied o. J. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Flaue Stellen. (France, county of Provence, Jeanne of Naples, 1343-52, undated gold franc. Very fine-extremely fine, Some weakly struck areas.)"
The county of Provence, home of the Provençal dialect spoken throughout southern France was ruled by a separate dynasty until 1486 when it was finally incorporated into France.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.000 fine gold, 3.82 g, this specimen 3.77 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1679. Fr-208.


  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome I, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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