Breton Coin collection (x5)
Reproduction of feudal / medieval breton coins produced using the same methods as in 12th century. Extraordinary 5 piece coin set.
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Collection of Breton coins
Extraordinary 5 piece coin set.
Reproduction using medieval methods.
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A "Blanc" of Jean V (1389 - 1442)
This particular coin called a 'blanc' and also a florette in the Duchy of Brittany of Jean V (1389-1342). The florette is a copy of the royal French money minted between 1417 and 1420 and then from 1426 to 1429 (Charles VI / Charles VII). Jean V had immitated the money (a common practice during that era) from 1417 to 1429.
They were minted in Nantes, Rennes and Vannes. This example was minted in Vannes.
+ IOHANNES BRITONU DUX V : Jean, duc de Bretagne, Origin ref.
+ SIT NOME DNI BENEDICTU : Blessed be the name of the Lord
Jean V :
He became Duke at 10 years old, in 1399, placed under the guardianship of Philippe le Hardi, duke of Bourgogne (Burgundy), crowned in 1402. He managed to safeguard the Duchy's interests by tending towards neutrality, especially during the wars which ravaged France at the time.
Brittany enjoyed a prosperous period during his reign, this currency is strong! Its worth noting that he reinstroduced gold coins with the "cavalier" and the "florin".
Reproduction made if peuter.
Hennebont coin (56) - Jean IV (1345 - 1399)
IOHANNES DUX / BRITANNIE : Jean, Duke of Bretagne
This money dates from around 1360. It was minted originally in billions, using an alloy of silver and majority brass.
The cross is confined to a stylised H, determining the originating ref.
Hennebont is a strong place, seat of the chief justice, most significant during the war of succession (war of two Jeannes). Jeanne la Flamme or Jeanne de Flandre, spouse of Jean de Monfort (Father to Duke Jean IV) fended him off, with the aid of the English, the French, led mainly by Charles de Blois (husnand of Jeanne de Penthièvre).
This money was introduced during the time of the 100 years war. It was the only coinage produced at the marked office. It was quite possibly used for settling up with mercenary troops.
Reproduction in peuter
Double coin of Queen Anne of Brittany (currency dating from 1488 to 1491 and from 1498 to 1499)
ANNA BRITO DVCISSA / MONETA BRITANIE N : Anne, duchess of Brittany / Currency of Brittany
Minted at Nantes :
Origination mark sited below ermine (N)
This coin dates from around 1488. Also minted in billions.
It was one of the last currencies used in the independant Duchy.
Reproduction in Peuter
"Gros au lion" of Monfort of Jean IV, named the Conqueror
This money was struck / minted regularly in both Nantes and Rennes.
Currency dating from around 1380-1390, originally in silver.
Obverse side :
Raised design: DeMonfort lion crouching, holding ermine spot decorated shield.
Key : IOHANNE DEI GRACIA DUX BRITANIE : Jean, by the grace of God, Duke of Brittany
XPC VINCIT . XPC REGNAT . XPC IPERIT : Christ victorious, Christ sovereign, Christ rules over all
The cross ends in a clover between two leaves.
Flemish design influence
Reproduction in lead-peuter alloy
Commemorate the coronation of Louis XII (1498- 1515) – 2nd husband to Anne of Brittany
This money was minted regularly at Nantes and Rennes.
This is a coin minted in silver. This money is significant, because it marks a time of transition, as much according to the legend –The king of France is the Duke of Brittany through his marriage to Anne – as through the illustration of these symbols (Fleur de Lys and ermines appearing together on this money)
Front side :
LUDOVICUS FRANCORU REX BRITONU DUX V : Louis, king of France France, Duke of Brittany
SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDICTU : Bless the name of the Lord
Reproduction in peuter