Edwardian Sterlings

John of Louvain, 1285-1309, Herstal

The Gaasbeek Castle was built in the mid-13th century by John's grandfather Godfrey of Louvain-Gaesbeek.

John "Tristan" of Louvain (1275-1309) was lord of Gaesbeek, Herstal and Montcornet.

He married Félicité of Luxembourg (1275-1336) in 1298. They got 3 children.

His grandfather, Godfrey of Louvain, the first lord of Gaesbeek, let the Gaasbeek Castle build around 1240 to protect Brabant against invasions from Flanders and Hainault, but it was destroyed in 1388.

Sources and more info.

Sterling, John of Louvain, Herstal, ca. 1298, Mayhew 80

Reign/Issue Authority:John of Louvain
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Herstal
Issue date:Ca. 1298
Weight:1,11 gr
Diameter:17x18 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:Mayhew 80
Catalogue #:0191
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+∘IOhЄS∘DЄ∘LOVAnIO∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MOn ЄTh ARS TЄL
Extra info:

Sterling, John of Louvain, Herstal, ca. 1298, Mayhew 82a/d

Reign/Issue Authority:John of Louvain
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Herstal
Issue date:Ca. 1298
Weight:1,23 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:Mayhew 82a/d
Catalogue #:0107
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses, flower ornament on breast.
Obverse legend:+∘IOhЄS∘DЄ∘LOVAnIO∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DnS DЄh ARS TЄL
Extra info:

Sterling, John of Louvain, Herstal, ca. 1298, Mayhew 82c

Reign/Issue Authority:John of Louvain
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Herstal
Issue date:Ca. 1298
Weight:1,39 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:Mayhew 82c
Catalogue #:0107
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+∘IOhЄS∘DЄ∘LOVAnIO∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DnS DЄh ARS TЄL
Extra info:Lacking flower ornament on breast.

Sterling, John of Louvain, Herstal, ca. 1298, Mayhew 84

Reign/Issue Authority:John of Louvain
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Herstal
Issue date:Ca. 1298
Weight:1,01 gr
Diameter:13x17 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 84
Catalogue #:0011
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IOhAnnЄS[DЄL]OVAnIO
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:[Dn]S DЄh ARS TЄ[L]
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Sterling, John of Louvain, Herstal, ca. 1298, Mayhew xx

Reign/Issue Authority:John of Louvain
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Herstal
Issue date:Ca. 1298
Weight:0,87 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew xx
Catalogue #:0254
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IOhЄSLOVAnIO
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DnS DЄh ARS TЄL
Extra info: