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France Louis XIV 1 Pistol - Help needed!


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Used with scales to weigh coins. The pistole was a gold coin, usually worth 2 écus, minted in Spain or Italy. Molière has characters who talk about pistoles rather than écus; they circulated in France in the 17th century --thus the portrait of Louis XIV, similar to what you find on real coins of the era:



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