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The `Heur/ Malheur' janiform heads of Good luck and Bad Luck  is the common obverse for a series of french silver gaming tokens originally struck after 1832.  Each jeton in the series carries its own little gem of wisdom or worthy observation in relation to the topic of `gambling'. The one below depicts a tempest with `tranquility' at the centre...along with the words `calme au milieu des orages' in the exergue.


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yet another `heur et malheur' piece. This one has cupid blindfolded (love is blind') along with the legend `qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre. Il l'est le fut ou le doit etre'....roughly translated it means `whoever you are, here is your master. he is now and always will be



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