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I've been going through some old coins that used to belong to my grandfather. Although most of them have been easily identifiable, there is one I have been having trouble with. It is an undated French jeton, and though I've found some information on it, I can't help but feel like I'm missing something about it, as some of the information doesn't make much sense. This is what I know so far: Minted during the time of Louis XV Obverse contains coat of arms of Louis-César Crémeaux (1679-1747), lieutenant general of Mâconnais --> his mother's half-sister, Françoise Louis, Duchess de
A silver jeton issued in 1713 during the reign of Louis XIV for the Charity Commissioners of the Church and parish of St Sulpice, Paris. Obverse shows (presumably) one of the Commissioners doling out charity to the needy in the parish