Edwardian Sterlings

John of Avesnes, 1280-1304, Hainaut

John of Avesnes.

John II of Avesnes (1247 - 22 August 1304) was the oldest son of John I of Avesnes and Adelaide of Holland.
John II was Count of Hainaut from 1280 to his death, succeeding his grandmother, Margaret II. John continued the war between the House of Dampierre and the House of Avesnes against count Guy of Flanders for imperial Flanders.
He became Count of Holland in 1299 with the death of John I, Count of Holland, through his mother Adelaide of Holland, heiress and regent of this county. His descendants maintained this personal union between the counties.
His cousin, Count Floris V, was fighting against Flanders for Zeeland. He sought help of France against Flanders. The French defeated the Flemish in 1300 and 1301. The rebels in Zeeland were defeated as well. John's brother, Guy of Avesnes, became Bishop of Utrecht. So all his main enemies were gone.
The tide changed dramatically after a Flemish uprising and the defeat of the French army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, where his eldest son was killed fighting for the French. Flemish patriots attacked Hainaut and Zeeland supported by the dissatisfied population there. Guy of Namur defeated John's son, William, in a battle on the island of Duiveland. Bishop Guy of Utrecht was taken prisoner. Guy of Namur and Duke John II of Brabant conquered most of Utrecht, Holland, and Zeeland. Guy of Namur was finally defeated in 1304 by the fleet of Holland and France at the naval Battle of Zierikzee. John II regained most of his authority when he died in the same year.

Source and more info: Wikipedia

Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 24

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,28 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 24
Catalogue #:0077
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAnOnIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VΛL· ЄnC hЄn ЄnS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 24var

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,38 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew 24var
Catalogue #:0190
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAnOnIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VΛL· ЄnC hЄn ЄnS'
Extra info:This variety with a double saltire stop is not mentioned in Mayhew. I haven't seen an other copy yet.

Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 25

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Pollard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,38 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew 25
Catalogue #:0202
Obverse description:Bare-headed bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShΛnOnIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL ЄnC hЄn ЄnS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 26

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Pollard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,07 gr
Diameter:17 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew 26
Catalogue #:0162
Obverse description:Bare-headed bust facing.
Obverse legend:+∘I∘COMЄShAnOnIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VΛL ЄnC hЄn ЄnS'
Extra info:This is the 2nd known coin. Still unsure if this is a true Hainaut type.

Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 29

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,37 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 29
Catalogue #:0195
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShANOnIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL· ЄnC hЄn ЄnS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 30

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,36 gr
Diameter:18x20 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 30
Catalogue #:0087
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShANONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL· ЄNC hЄN ЄNS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1290, Mayhew 30var

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,26 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew 30var
Catalogue #:0245
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShANONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL· ЄNC hЄN ЄNS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1297, Mayhew 32

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1297
Weight:1,09 gr
Diameter:18x19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 32
Catalogue #:0004
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAYONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL· ЄNC hЄN ЄNS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Valenciennes, ca. 1297, Mayhew 32

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Valenciennes
Issue date:Ca. 1297
Weight:1,15 gr
Diameter:18x19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 32
Catalogue #:0176
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAYONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:VAL· ЄNC hЄN ЄNS'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Mons, ca. 1291-97, Mayhew 34

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Mons
Issue date:Ca. 1291-97
Weight:1,31 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 34
Catalogue #:0005
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IOh̅SCOMЄShANONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MON ЄTA MON TЄ̅S'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Mons, ca. 1297, Mayhew 36

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Mons
Issue date:Ca. 1297
Weight:1,29 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 36
Catalogue #:0006
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAYONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MON ЄTA MON TЄ̅S'
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Maubeuge, ca. 1290, Mayhew 37

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Maubeuge
Issue date:Ca. 1290
Weight:1,28 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 37
Catalogue #:0094
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShANONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MЄL· BOD IЄN SIS
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Maubeuge, ca. 1291-97, Mayhew 39

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Maubeuge
Issue date:Ca. 1291-97
Weight:1,27 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 39
Catalogue #:0007
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAYONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MЄL· BOD IЄN SIS
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Sterling, John II of Avesnes, Maubeuge, ca. 1291-97, Mayhew 39gh

Reign/Issue Authority:John II of Avesnes
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Maubeuge
Issue date:Ca. 1291-97
Weight:1,29 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:Mayhew 39gh
Catalogue #:0152
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+ICOMЄShAYONIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MЄL BOD IЄN SIS
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