Help ID'ing some medieval French coins

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  1. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    I have this little grouping of French coins I've been working on and need some help ID'ing a couple. Thanks!
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  3. john82

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    I believe the first one is a counting jeton(15th century?)
    i just saw one similar, but it had a fleur-de-lis above the castle instead of a crown.

    I believe the second one is a douzain of Henry II (1550s)
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  4. kazuma78

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    Thanks! That gives me something to dig further on these.
  5. Hrefn

    Hrefn Well-Known Member

    The first says AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA, the first portion of the prayer which in English is the Hail Mary. The second coin may say NOMEN DNI BENEDICTUM...... which is,in English, Blessed (be) the Name of the Lord. The H will be a ruler’s initial, likely Henri, which may not help much.
    The second item is almost certainly a coin, but the first may be a jeton.
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  6. Hrefn

    Hrefn Well-Known Member

    Sorry, @john82 I was intrigued by the question and completely missed your better informed and earlier reply.
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