Edwardian Sterlings

John I, 1261-1294, Brabant

John I of Brabant.

John I of Brabant, also called John the Victorious (1252/1253 - 3 May 1294) was Duke of Brabant (1267-1294), Lothier and Limburg (1288-1294).
Born at Leuven, he was the son of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Aleidis of Burgundy, daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. He was also an older brother of Maria of Brabant, Queen consort of Philip III of France. In 1267 his older brother Henry IV, Duke of Brabant, being mentally deficient, was deposed in his favour.
His greatest military victory was the Battle of Woeringen, by which John I came to reign over the Duchy of Limburg. He was completely outnumbered in forces but led the successful invasion into the Rhineland to defeat the confederacy. In 1288 Limburg was formally attached to Brabant.
John I was said to be a model of feudal prince: brave, adventurous; excelling in every form of active exercise, fond of display, and generous in temper. He was considered one of the most gifted princes of his time. This made him very popular in Middle Ages poetry and literature. Even today there exists an ode to him, so well known that it was a potential candidate to be the North Brabant anthem. John I delighted in tournaments and was always eager to take part in jousts. He was also famous for his many illegitimate children.
On 3 May 1294 at some marriage festivities at Bar-le-Duc (now France), John I was mortally wounded in the arm in an encounter. He was buried in the church of the Minderbroeders in Leuven, but since the Protestant iconoclasm (Beeldenstorm) in 1566, nothing remains of his tomb.

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Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 40bc

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,28 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 40bc
Catalogue #:0239
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IDVXBRABAИTIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:BRV XЄL LЄИ SIS
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Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 40f

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,30 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 40f
Catalogue #:0134
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IDVXBRABAИTIЄ
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:BRV XЄL LЄИ CIS
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Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels or Louvain, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 43

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels or Louvain
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,30 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:C
Reference:Mayhew 43
Catalogue #:0078
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IDVXLIMBVRGIE
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DVX BRA BAИ TIE
Extra info:The obverse is double struck.

Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels or Louvain, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 44

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels or Louvain
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,22 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 44
Catalogue #:0196
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+∘I∘DVX∘LIMBVRGIE∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DVX BRA BAn TIE
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Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels or Louvain, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 44var

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels or Louvain
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:0,82 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:Mayhew 44var
Catalogue #:0084
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IDVX∘LIMBVRGIE∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DVX BRA BAn TIE
Extra info:This variant is lacking the annulet between I and DVX on the obverse. It is not mentioned in Mayhew.

Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels or Louvain, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 45var

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Crockard type
Mint:Brussels or Louvain
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,14 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew 45var
Catalogue #:0241
Obverse description:Bust facing, wearing chaplet of roses.
Obverse legend:+IDVX∘LIMBVRGIE∘
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DVX BRA BAn TIE∘
Extra info:This variant is lacking the annulet between I and DVX on the obverse. It is not mentioned in Mayhew.

Sterling, John I of Brabant, Brussels or Louvain, ca. 1288-94, Mayhew 47

Reign/Issue Authority:John I of Brabant
Denomination/Type:Sterling, Pollard type
Mint:Brussels or Louvain
Issue date:Ca. 1288-94
Weight:1,25 gr
Diameter:20 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Mayhew 47
Catalogue #:0097
Obverse description:Bust facing.
Obverse legend:+IDVX✿LIMBVRGIE✿
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:DVX BRA BAn TIE
Extra info: