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Medieval Jetons and Tokens

Jetons or Reckoning Counters were widely used in the medieval world as an aid in performing calculations by merchants and royal officials. The counters were placed upon a checkered board or reckoning table to represent amounts or tallies in complex calculations. The word Jeton comes from the French verb jeter, to cast. The checkered board they were placed upon gave it's name to the Exchequers office, still the name given to the government department responsible for taxation and revenues in the United Kingdom.

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MD688 - Germany, Nuremberg Jetons (44 pieces), with a few French Jetons, mixed condition, fair to mainly very fine. $395

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H5212 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1302-1350), Time of Edward I-III, Sterling Bust type, Copper Jeton, 1.81g., 21mm, crowned bust dividing a trefoil of pellets within circle with pellet border, rev.,  long cross moline with pellet in the angle, pellets border around, (Mitchner 153), hole at center as is norm, good fine / almost very fine. $65

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H5207 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1302-1350), Time of Edward I-III, Sterling Bust type, Copper Jeton, 0.83g., 19mm, crowned bust within circle and pellet border, rev., long cross with lis terminals, lis in each angle, (Mitchner 164), almost very fine. $95

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H5206 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1302-1350), Time of Edward I-III, Sterling Bust type, Copper Jeton, 2.03g., 27mm, crowned bust within circle and pellet border, rev., tribrach, four pellets in each angle, within circle and pellet border, (Mitchner 156), fine. $95

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H5209 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1280-1343), Copper Jeton, 1.23g., 20mm, two crowns, rev., long cross moline with pellet in the angle, pellets border around, (Mitchner 225), pierced as is the norm, almost very fine, rare. $95

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H5208 - FRANCE, Time of Philippe VI (1328-50) and Jean le Bon (1350-64), Bronze Jeton, 1,86g., 23mm, standing figure of king under  canopy, DE LA TONE  rev., cross fluery within tressure of four archs, legend around, PAR AMOVR SVI DONES, (Mitchner -), almost very fine, rare. $135 SOLD

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H5210 - FRANCE, Time of Philippe VI (1328-50) and Jean le Bon (1350-64), Bronze Jeton, 1,86g., 20mm, standing figure of king under  canopy, DE LA TONS  rev., cross fluery within tressure, legend around,, (Mitchner 399), almost very fine. $95

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H5211 - FRANCE, Charles VI (1380-1422), Bronze Jeton, 3,57g., 25mm, Royal crown, +AVE MARIA GRACIA PLE,  rev., cross fluery within tressure of four archs, (Mitchner cf 460), very fine. $145

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H5204 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1280-1343), Tin Jeton, 0.87g., 18mm, crude facing bareheaded bust within ornate floral border, rev., long cross moline with pellets and annulets around, (cf Mitchner p. 112-113), pierced as is the norm, good fine, rare. $95

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H5201 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1250-1300), Wine Tavern Street types, Pewter Token, 0.68g., 25mm, double headed eagle, rev., shield with barry of nine, (Mitchiner-Skinner Series D46), very fine. $95 SOLD

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H5203 - ENGLAND, PLANTAGENET (c.1280-1343), Copper Jeton, 0.83g., 19mm, displayed eagle in circle, pellet border, rev., long cross moline with pellets in the angle, pellets border around, (Mitchner 217), pierced as is the norm, very fine, rare. $125

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H5205 - FRANCE (c.1500), Copper Jeton, 4,71g., 26mm, i.m. lis, shield of France with three V's above lis, pseudo legend around, rev., short cross pattée with list in angles, pseudo legend around, (cf Mitchner 717), almost very fine. $95

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H5202 - GERMANY, Nürnberg (Rechenpfennige), Guild Master Hans Schultes I (1553-1584), Æ Jeton, 27mm, 8.07g., lion of St. Mark standing left, holding Gospel, SANCTVS MARCVS ZU NOS, rev., Globus cruciger within tressure of three main arches, pellets around, HANS SCHVTES DXKFLOI, (Mitchiner p.397). dark brown patina, good very fine. $135