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Double Tournois

Double Tournois
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Found in the lawn trenches at Holyrood, this exciting find is a Double Tournois, a French coin dated 1634. Our example was issued by Gaston, brother of Louis XIII, and a man with another impressive title; the Usufruitier of Donbes. This basically meant that he enjoyed the fruits of the region – he collected the taxes and so on.

Seal MatrixSeal Matrix impressionsThe ringFind trays
Architectural masonryGreen glaze potteryGreen glaze potteryGreen glaze pottery handle
Animal bones are foundA piece of architectural mouldingA piece of architectural moulding againWindow glass fragments
Book claspDouble TournoisDouble Tournois (back)Double Tournois (close up)
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