Reproduction St. Louis IX Gros Tournois

St. Louis IX Gros Tournois
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Obverse: Cross pattée in center within two concentric rings of text. Outer ring text +BHDICTV SIT HOME DNI NRI DEIILV XPI, separated by colons on three stops and single stops. Inner circle text +LVDOVICVS REX.

Reverse: Floral of twelve embedded lis, text within and Châtel tournois at centre. Text reads +TVRONVS CIVIS, cits of Tours.

History: The Châtel tournois is a representation of the town gate of Tours and the abbey church. The gros tournois was a coin of medieval France, its acceptability lead to it being widely imitated.

Date: Tours mint, France, 1226 – 1270

Diameter: 2.3cm

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