The Historic Collection

Royal France Philip III 1270-85 Silver Gros Tournois 1280-85

O: Cross; +PHILIPVS REX; =BN-DICTV:SIT:NOME-:DN-i:DEI:iHV:XPI (Philip King; Blessed be the name of the Lord ...)
R: Castle Tournois; +TVRONV.SCIVIS; band of 12 lis in rings (City of Tours)

The gros tournois was valued at twelve deniers, and the lis around the rim may have been meant to indicate this to the illiterate.

25 mm diam.
Stamped COPY in accordance with US law.

  • Model: QFRP312

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