Why order this France Toulouse 1112-1148 Alphonse Jourdain Silver Denier?
Take a step back in time to medieval France with this silver denier. The denier has a fascinating history, as it was not actually the official unit of currency. The French used the Livre in accounting even though no Livre coins were struck for centuries. This Denier was valued at 1 /240th of a livre. This coin would be a fantastic addition to the collection of anyone with an interest in monetary history and/or medieval Europe.
- This coin was struck from silver.
- This piece had a 1 denier value.
- This piece was struck in France at some point from 1112-1148.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this piece Almost Uncirculated 58.
An Issue of Alphonse Jourdain
This coin was issued by Alphonse Jourdain, the Count of Toulouse. Jourdain was born in the Middle East at Mont Pelerin in 1103 and became the Count of Toulouse at a young age after holding nominal titles elsewhere. He lost the county to Guillaume IX, the Duke of Aquitaine in 1114 but had reconquered it by 1123. Pope Callixtus II excommunicated him for expelling the monks of Saint-Gilles but still joined the Second Crusade. He died in Caesarea Maritima in 1148, possibly due to poisoning.
Well Preserved AU58
This coin earned an Almost Uncirculated 58 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade indicates that it retains full details and has slight wear that is limited to the highest points.