Collection of Jetons formed by the late George Berry

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2014

Sold for £260

Estimate: £80 - £100

France, Anglo-Gallic Administration, c. 1430, radiant star, maria mater gracie, rev. cross botonnée, ave maria mater, 5.71g/4h (Barnard –; Mitchiner 519). Very fine, dark patina, rare £80-100

Footnote

The radiate star presumably alludes to the Virgin Mary’s title ‘Stella Maris’ - star of the sea - although Mitchiner interprets it as a catherine wheel