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Live auction - fjt_416094 - COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS Jeton bimétallique, Jacques Brisset, général en la Cour des monnaies 1616

COUR DES MONNAIES DE PARIS Jeton bimétallique, Jacques Brisset, général en la Cour des monnaies AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 721 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 17:23:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Jeton bimétallique, Jacques Brisset, général en la Cour des monnaies
Date: 1616
Metal : brass
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,60 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce jeton est frappé sur un flan large et régulier laissant apparaître une bonne partie des grènetis extérieurs. Léger décentrage
Catalogue references :
F.2255 - Corre.1002 - Fl.2/559 -  Weil/Pastoureau n° 17


Obverse legend : * IA. BRISSET. C. D. R. ET. GNAL. EN. S. C. D. MONNOYES.
Obverse description : Écu aux armes de Jacques Brisset, au dextrochère tenant un chardon en fleur sommé d’un croissant, dans une couronne de laurier.
Obverse translation : (Jacques Brisset, conseiller du roi et général en sa Cour des monnaies).


Reverse legend : RIEN. DE. BAS. NE. MARESTE..
Reverse description : Un aigle perché sur un laurier à gauche, regardant le soleil ; à l'exergue : .1616..


Extraordinaire jeton bimétallique d’une facture remarquable et de très belle conservation. Plusieurs jetons bimétalliques d’officiers de la Cour des monnaies sont connus comme celui de Claude Fauchet, président et ceux des généraux Nicolas de Laistre, 1612 ; Jean Brice, 1615 ou Jacques Brisset, 1616. Il semble assuré que cette série est réalisée grâce au talent artistique et à l’œuvre mécanique de Nicolas Briot.

Historical background



In the Middle Ages, the House of currencies, installed at the Palais, in the same premises as the Chamber of Accounts, was responsible for the control of mints. In 1522, Francis I gave him the powers of a real court to try cases relating to counterfeit currency. In 1552, Henry II built this House Sovereign Court, better known as the Paris Court of currencies. The Court of currencies Paris had, in addition to his judicial duties, a policy function (remonstrances, drafting of certain edicts ...) and control on Weights and Measures (especially treasured said stack "Charlemagne" ). From 1704 to 1771 she gave part of his spring in favor of the Court of currencies Lyon. The Court of currencies Paris was abolished in 1791 during the Revolution. General Provost currencies was a company responsible for the police coins and enforce the judgments of the Court of currencies in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. At its head, General Marshal currencies was an officer determined to find the counterfeit currency crimes and summarily instruct the trial of counterfeit currency, whose procedures were then presented to the Court of currencies.

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