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Offline carpatic

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French medieval to identify -1
« on: October 24, 2020, 03:22:12 PM »
Hi. I've acquired some medieval French bronzes, an area not known to me, and I can't really figure out.
I count on your help.
I will post 3 coins, each in its topic.
1st:
0.86g
16 mm

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Re: French medieval to identify -1
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 06:37:00 PM »
I think this is Dy 604C, Double Tournois 1483 (therefore not medieval) in the name of Charles VIII. Official weight is 1.457. Should contain 119/1000 silver, still visible on high areas.

obv: three heraldic lilies in a trilobe with three points all in circle. KAROLVS.FRANCORVM
rev: short cross in quadrilobe with four dots in the corners, all in circle. SIT:NOMEN:DomiNI:BENEdictvm

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: French medieval to identify -1
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 07:18:43 PM »
Thnk you! I suppose the state is too poor to determine the mint also.

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Re: French medieval to identify -1
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 07:31:53 PM »
The mint sign is a dot below one of the letters of the legend. Let me know if you can find it.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.