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MEDIEVAL BROOCH

This is a silver coin that has been converted into a brooch by the addition of attachments on one side (there have vanished but their placing is clear) and by the gilding of one side of the coin. The coin is a silver gros tournois of King Louis IX, of France, a relatively large silver coin for the period, first introduced to the French currency by this king and struck by him in the years 1266-127…