Teston - Charles IX damascene cuirass

Teston - Charles IX (damascene cuirass) - obverseTeston - Charles IX (damascene cuirass) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
King Charles IX (1560-1574)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1561-1570
Value 1 Teston (½ LT)
Currency Livre tournois (987-1795)
Composition Silver (.899)
Weight 9.24 g
Diameter 29.2 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
343519
References Dy royales# 1063
Jean Duplessy; 1999. Les monnaies françaises royales / Tome 1 : de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793) (2e édition). Maison Platt, Paris, France.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Charles IX, facing left, in damascene cuirass.

Script: Latin

Lettering: CAROLVS·VIIII·D:G·FRA·REX

Translation: Charles IX, king of the Franks by God's grace.

Engraver: Jean II Beauvoisin

Reverse

Crowned shield of France sided with two crowned C.

Script: Latin

Lettering: + SIT NOMEN DNI BENEDIC

Translation: Blessed be the name of our lord Jesus Christ.

Engraver: Jean II Beauvoisin

Mint

A Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1561 A
1562 A
1563 A Photo
1567 A
1568 A
1569 A
1570 A

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold Teston - Charles IX (damascene cuirass)
Katz
Auction 106
Lot 1816
Internet Archive
Dec 27, 2023 1563 A VF USD 75.97
(EUR 71.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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