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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1063

FRANCE, Royal. Jean II le Bon (the Good). 1350-1364. AV Franc à cheval (29mm, 3.83 g, 5h). Paris mint. Authorized 5 January 1360.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1063.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 2 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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FRANCE, Royal. Jean II le Bon (the Good). 1350-1364. AV Franc à cheval (29mm, 3.83 g, 5h). Paris mint. Authorized 5 January 1360. (lis) IOhAnЄS : DЄI : GRACIA : FRAnCORV RЄX, Jean, crowned and in full armor, left on caparisoned horse, holding sword / + XPC VInCIT XPC RЄGnAT XPC IMPЄRAT, cross tréflée and feuillue; in center of cross, • within quadrilobe; all within quadrilobe, trefoil fleurée at end of each arc; trilobe in spandrels . Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe, p. 143; Duplessy 294; Ciani 361; Lafaurie 297; Friedberg 279. Toned, slightly wavy flan, underlying luster. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Andy Singer, 2007.

The Franc à cheval was a new type introduced for John II in 1360 ‘having as its type the king charging into battle on a richly caparisoned horse. The name was applied to the coin because it was by its use in paying his ransom the king [captured by the English at the Battle of Poitiers] became free (franc).’ Grierson, p.143

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.