|Issuer||County of Riom (French States)|
Alphonse of Poitiers (1241-1271)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||Denier = 1⁄240 Livre tournois|
Émile Boudeau; 2002. Catalogue général illustré et à prix marqués des monnaies françaises provinciales (4th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.PA# 2267
Faustin Poey d'Avant; 1858. Monnaies féodales de France / Tome 1. Anjou, Auvergne, Berri, Bourbonnais, Bretagne, France, Limousin, Maine, Nivernais, Normandie, Perche, Touraine, Velay. Rollin et Feuardent, Paris, France.
And 2 more volumes.
Crenelated pediment castle ornamented with 3 rings.
Lettering: + ALFVNSVS COMES
Translation: Alphonse, Count
Lettering: + DE RIOMENSIS
Translation: from Riom
This currency bears a strong resemblance to traditional deniers tournois, which can be explained in only one way: his brother Louis IX (aka Saint Louis) gave him the county of Riom, among others, as an apanage. This similarity can be seen in all the territories over which Alphonse de France, also known as Alphonse de Poitiers, ruled as Count. Some of these territories were inherited from his wife Jeanne de Toulouse.
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