Jean II, 1355

Duplessy 291; Friedberg 280, PCGS graded MS-65

Mouton d’or (“gold sheep”) was the nickname given to the gold denomination introduced by Jean II in 1355. The name distinguishes the coin from the typologically identical agnel d’or (“gold lamb”) struck by Philip IV and his sons. Jean II’s mouton enjoyed great popularity and was frequently imitated in the Low Countries.

fa + AGn D?I QVI TOLL PCCA MVDI MISERERE nOB, paschal lamb standing left with banner, head right; all within a tressure broken by IOh’ R?X in the exergue. Reverse: + XPC VInCIT XPC REGnAT XPC IMPERAT, cross fleurée with lis in angles; all within a quadrilobe with lis in spandrels.

Ex Nomos FPL (1 January 2012), 79