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Offline jsalgado

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please identify this jeton (?)
« on: July 14, 2015, 03:27:52 PM »




Offline constanius

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Re: please identify this jeton (?)
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 05:48:56 PM »
This has the same obverse, the reverse has the cross pattee with lis, in angles but with a different inscription.
  http://www.time-lines.co.uk/france-ihs-jeton-025007-39328-0.html 


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Re: please identify this jeton (?)
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 05:58:51 PM »
Where IHS is a commonly used monogram for the name of Jesus (First three letters of the name in Greek).

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Re: please identify this jeton (?)
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 07:25:23 PM »


One of mine being another type of IHS jeton, the Ave Maris.

Obv.  'IHS' in gothic script, with stroke of 'H' crossed; simple ornaments in field,  around  AVE IIIARI STELLA DEI IIIATE:
Rev.   Narrow armed double stranded arcuate cross fleuretty with flower in each angle, dot in center,  around  AVE IIIARI STELLA DEI IIIAT:
The III = M & the S does double duty for Maris Stella
Circa 1461-1497,  27 mm.

IHS for Jesus was popularized  by St. Bernadine of Sienna in the 15th century as a symbol of peace.

Yours appears to be + IN * NOMINE * DOMI * A, In the name of the Lord, amen.

Scroll half way down the page for almost the same inscription, just less abbreviated DOMINI * AME http://nlcoin.com/duchy.html

Front: lily MARIA*DVCISS* GELRENS
Back: lily IN*NOMINE* DOMINI* AME

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Re: please identify this jeton (?)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 08:06:41 PM »
Pat and THCoins many thanks for your good help!