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fjt_461468 - BRITTANY (STATES OF...) Jeton Ar 26, États de Bretagne 1681

BRITTANY (STATES OF...) Jeton Ar 26, États de Bretagne XF
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Type : Jeton Ar 26, États de Bretagne
Date: 1681
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,50 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très beau revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : .LVD. XIIII. D. G. - FR. ET. NAV. REX..
Obverse description : Buste cuirassé à droite de Louis XIV, avec cravate et les cheveux longs.
Obverse translation : (Louis XIV par la grâce de Dieu, roi de France et de Navarre).


Reverse legend : .IECTONS. DES. ESTAZ. DE. BRETAGNE. ; À L’EXERGUE : .1681..
Reverse description : Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France, aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne, dans une couronne formée de deux branches de laurier.


Trois jetons existent pour 1681, cet exemplaire, avec la légende latine au droit, et deux autres avec la légende française.
Joseph Daniel signale un cuivre à ce type, qui semble rarissime et manque à Dobree.

Historical background


Britain was, of all French provinces, where the monarchy best respected the privileges and local particularities. His union only dated 1532 and states were the most turbulent of the kingdom. Their consent was required for any waiver of funds and the execution of all the edicts same sovereign. They were held every two years. The three orders were represented with bishops, abbots, representatives of cities and especially many nobles (six to seven hundred) which imposed generally their will on others, although the vote was made by order. The nobles and gentry formed what was known as the "bastion" tyrannising the rest of the meeting and were especially attracted by the parties and meals. The main resource of the provincial budget was provided by the "homework" tax on beverages but also very productive fouage the size or the "fire". Despite this income, the U.S. administration of Britain was still expensive and on the eve of the Revolution, States are indebted fifty million pounds. States have made about 150 different tokens, to be offered to members of his administration as a bonus: 100 for each president, 50 for each auditor, etc.. .

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