Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel // Silver Coin Pendant
Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD. Large silver gros tournois minted at Tours, France, between 1304 and 1307 AD. obv: +BHDICTV SIT HOME DHI nRI DEI IhV .XPI/ +PhILIPPVS REX, short cross pattee; 3-pellet stops. rev: +TVRONVS CIVIS, châtel tournois; border of twelve fleur-de-lis, pellets flanking first lis. Excellent cross, light gray cabinet tone with nice contrast.
Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel and 18-inch Italian silver chain.
* Philip IV le Bel ("The Fair") ruled France from 1268 until 1314 AD. In league with the current Pope, Philip oversaw the arrest, torture, and execution of hundreds of Knights Templar. On Friday, October 13, 1307, hundreds of Knights Templar were rounded up in France under orders of Philip IV. They were tortured until admitting heresy. Some died under torture, many were burned at the stake for their "evil deeds." From then on, Friday the 13th (especially in October) has become synonymous with bad luck and evil.
18"L x 1.375"W x 0.375"H
— Ex UK Collection
— Literature: Duplessy 213; Ciani 201; Roberts 2463
— Set Into Stunning Custom .925 Silver Bezel
— 18-inch Italian Silver Chain
— Average Bezel Diameter: 34mm
— Each Piece Is Unique & Mary Vary Slightly In Size & Appearance From The Item Pictured
This piece is accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, and provenance.
The coin inside the bezel measures about 26mm.
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