Nov 24, 2008

Mouton d'Or of King Jean le Bon of France, 1350-1364 (obverse)

Mouton d'Or of King Jean le Bon of France, 1350-1364 (obverse)


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Diameter: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Weight: 4.8 g (0.17 oz.)

The Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1964.372.a


Because this gold coin represents the Paschal Lamb, a symbol of Christ, on one of its faces, it is known as a "Golden Sheep"--Mouton d'Or in French.

See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
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