Bourgeois - William I


Country County of Hainaut
(Low countries feudal)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1311-1314
Value Bourgeois = 6 Deniers (1/2)
Currency Gros (1071-1433)
Composition Billon
Weight 1.19 g
Diameter 18.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 96741
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References Bd# 2114
Émile Boudeau; 2002. Catalogue général illustré et à prix marqués des monnaies françaises provinciales (4th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.


Monogram of Hainaut surrounded by4 crosses.

Lettering: + MonETAx VALEnCEn .

Translation: Coin of Valenciennes


Cross with fleur de lys, 2 small crosses at base.

Lettering: + GVILLEL-Mx COMES

Translation: William Count


William I was the son of  Jean II d'Avesnes, count of Hainaut, and Philippine, daughter of the Count Henry II of Luxembourg. He married in 1305 Jeanne de Valois, daughter of Charles I of Valois. He died in 1337 and his son William II took over. (Source :

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