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PHILIP IV "THE FAIR"


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A coin of Philip IV, PHILIP IV "THE FAIR" who reigned from 1285 to 1314 AD.
The obverse depicts a large Templar Cross: + PHILIPPVS. REX ; LÉGENDE EXTÉRIEURE : + BHDICTV: SIT: HOME: DHI: NRI: DEI: IHV. XPI, (Philip the king; blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ)
The reverse of the coin displays a Châtel tournois topped with a croisette cutting the legend at 12 o'clock; outer border of twelve lilies in oves., the legend reads: TVRONVS (TRIANGLE) CIVIS. (City of Tours)
 
The coin has been made into a dress hook so it's classed as treasure, Theoretically it's a artefact not a coin,
 
In the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries a trend for coins fashioned into dress hooks became popular I use the term dress hook rather than brooch, as the attachments soldered onto surviving examples consist of a loop and hook. The loop is clearly intended to be sewn onto a garment with the hook used to secure part of an item of clothing to another. The choice of coins used show a marked preference for larger module pieces; initially these were Edward I’s groats but as the denomination was withdrawn from the English currency similar size gros from the continent were substituted and used instead. In a handful of cases pennies have been used. The method of conversion sees the cross side gilded (obverse on English coins, reverse on French coins) and the soldering of either a single or double piece loop and hook to the opposing face.
 

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This is probably Duplessy 213c and the symbol separatif is probably trefle not triangle. The L in the obverse legend is also decorated with a globule which is recorded by Duplessy as 213b. Both variations date to 1305.

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36 minutes ago, seth77 said:

This is probably Duplessy 213c and the symbol separatif is probably trefle not triangle. The L in the obverse legend is also decorated with a globule which is recorded by Duplessy as 213b. Both variations date to 1305.

Many thanks it's now in the hands of the British museum, as a coin it's nothing made into a dress hook in this condition it's very rare.

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Nice and interesting artefact.

Here's my example of a Philip IV gros tournois

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Philippe IV "Le Bel" (1285-1314) - Gros tournois à l'O rond - Atelier de Lille ? (2 petits points a droite du lis superieur du revers)
+ BNDICTV SIT NOME DNI NRI DEI IhV XPI dans le cercle exterieur, +PHILIPPVS REX dans le cercle interieur, croix au centre
TVRONVS CIVIS + dans le cercle interieur, chatel tournois au centre, bordure de douze fleurs de lis a l'exterieur
4.13 gr
Ref : Ciani # 203

Q

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20 hours ago, Qcumbor said:

Nice and interesting artefact.

Here's my example of a Philip IV gros tournois

359082d3d3ab4895b26ef3d84aff58e8.jpg

Philippe IV "Le Bel" (1285-1314) - Gros tournois à l'O rond - Atelier de Lille ? (2 petits points a droite du lis superieur du revers)
+ BNDICTV SIT NOME DNI NRI DEI IhV XPI dans le cercle exterieur, +PHILIPPVS REX dans le cercle interieur, croix au centre
TVRONVS CIVIS + dans le cercle interieur, chatel tournois au centre, bordure de douze fleurs de lis a l'exterieur
4.13 gr
Ref : Ciani # 203

Q

Great looking coin.  Thanks for sharing. 

Now I can get back to my ratty, low end, poor condition, medieval collection ☠️ 😁

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