The Coinage of the European Continent: With an Introduction and Catalogues of Mints Denominations and Rulers, Volume 1

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Swan Sonnenschein, 1893 - Coinage - 554 pages

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Page 553 - Woodcuts. 1864-66. 4. Handbook to the Early Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain. Demy 8vo. 1867. Pp. 714 in two columns. 5. Bibliographical Collections and Notes.
Page 275 - Louis) built the Sainte Chapelle. 1270. Philippe III. (le Hardi). 1285. Philippe IV. (le Bel) exterminated the Templars, and drove the English out of Normandy. 1314. Louis X. (le Hutin). 1316. Philippe V. (le Long). 1322. Charles IV. (le Bel) ; on his death without children, the Valois race ascended the throne. 1328. Philippe VI. Edward III. of England overran nearly the whole of his dominions. 1350. Jean H. (le Bon). Wars with Edward III. Etienne Marcel, provost of Paris, restored and extended the...
Page 447 - From the middle of the fourteenth to the middle of the fifteenth century, the Middle Pointed or Decorated Style prevailed in Scotland.
Page 275 - Henry IV. 1610 Louis XIII. 1643 Louis XIV. 1715 Louis XV. 1774 Louis XVI.
Page 233 - ... Austria, struck in 1486. When we turn to siege or necessity pieces of the continent of Europe we enter a wide field, for they are very numerous. They consist of pieces struck in gold, silver, copper, lead, tin, and even in leather, paper and vellum. One of the doges of Venice in the twelfth century is said to have issued leather tokens during an expedition in the Levant for the payment of his fleet. This class of currency was of all forms, often square, and usually of artificial or abnormal values....
Page 275 - Bel. 1328 Philippe VI., de Valois. 1350 Jean II., le Bon. 1364 Charles V. 1380 Charles VI. 1422 Charles VII. 1461 Louis XL 1483 Charles VIII.
Page 60 - The type with the cross presents itself with an inf1nite amount of variation both in the form of the cross and in the character of the cantonments. The most usual features in the angles are pellets, or globules, or annulets ; and most frequently the number corresponds to that of the Trinity. But on some pieces — it is true, of later date — four of these objects appear ; and if there is no mystical figure intended, there is certainly no reference to value, as the penny or denicr and the groat...
Page vii - IT is hoped that the following pages may be found to have supplied an apparent deficiency in English numismatic literature by furnishing an introduction to the more exact and complete knowledge of the continental series of European coins, and to an approximate estimate of what a collection of such a nature embraces and represents.
Page 3 - A study of continental money of the mediaeval and more modern eras admits us to an insight into innumerable points connected with political vicissitudes and changes, religious aspirations and peculiarities, and social episodes, for which we might vainly look elsewhere. The historian, the artist, the philosopher, and the portrayer of sentiments and usages, possess here a field of research even now very imperfectly explored and utilised.

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