Teston - François I 8th type

Features

Issuer France
King Francis I (François Ier) (1515-1547)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1540-1547
Value 1 Teston (½ LT)
Currency Livre tournois (987-1795)
Composition Silver
Weight 9.59 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
8543
References Dy royales# 904
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 François I on the right, bearded and cuirassed, wearing a radiate and fleur-de-lys crown.

Script: Latin

Lettering: + FRANCISCVS: D: GRA: FRACO:R/. REX. (Mm). (Mg).

Engraver: Didier Bezanson

Reverse

Crowned shield of France within a ringed polylobe; D at the point of the shield.

Script: Latin

Lettering: + NO NOBIS DNE S:ED NOI. TVO DA GLORIA (Mm) (Mg).

Engraver: Didier Bezanson

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1540 D
1541 D
1542 D
1543 D
1544 D
1545 D
1546 D
1547 D

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