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The Order of the Templar Knights (technically The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon) were founded just following the First Crusade of 1096. The Order was initially formed to protect European pilgrims to Jerusalem and back following the conquest. The Knights received official endorsement by the Catholic Church in 1129 and flourished, growing in strength and wealth, until 1307, when bankrupt King Philip IV obtained permission from Pope Clement V to put an end to the Order. Many members in France and elswehere were rounded up, charged with heresy, tortured, and burned at the stake. The order was officially disbanded in 1312 AD, but legend holds that a group of Knights Templar survived the massacre, went into hiding, and kept the Order alive and growing in strength until today.

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.


Coins minted under Philip IV le Bel ("The Fair") who reigned from 1268--November 29, 1314 AD
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.
Ref: Duplessy 213; Ciani 201; Roberts 2463.

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 25 mm, 3.62 g. VF+, nice cabinet tone, good detail, nicely centered. #CM2111: $499
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Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Depicts a Crusader cross with Latin inscription PHILIPPVS REX "King Philip" / Castle, inscription TVRONVS CIVIS "City Tournois". 19 mm, 0.84 g. Nice grey patina. Well-centered with great detail. #CM2082: $199 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 26 mm, 3.90 g. Lovely bright tone, nice detail. #CM2110: $475


Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver maille tierce a l'o rond, struck 1306 AD. Cross pattée,
+ BNDICTV : SIT : NOmEn DOmInI, + PhILIPPVS REX / Chatel tournois; border of twelve lis, + TVRONVS CIVIS. 19.5 mm, 1.26 g. ref: Duplessy 219; Lafaurie 223b; Ciani 214; Roberts 2498 var. EF. #CM2113: $375

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Good detail, nice grey cabinet tone. 25 mm, 4.10 g. ex-C Knipe collection, UK. #CM2106: $450

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Well-worn but with decent detail and nice cross. 23 mm, 2.85 g. #CM2058: $275

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 25 mm, 2.86 g. Holed in antiquity! Well worn from use but still quite nice and interesting. #48953: $275

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Well-centered, nice detail and cross. 23 mm, 2.87 g. #CM2059: $325

Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Set in custom silver bezel. Depicts a Crusader cross with Latin inscription PHILIPPVS REX "King Philip" / Castle, inscription TVRONVS CIVIS "City Tournois". 20 mm dia. #JN2047x2: $299

Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Set in custom silver bezel. Depicts a Crusader cross with Latin inscription PHILIPPVS REX "King Philip" / Castle, inscription TVRONVS CIVIS "City Tournois". 20 mm dia. #JN2071: $275

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Knights Templar France. A small hoard of silver deniers of King Philip IV "The Fair" (struck 1285 - 1290 AD) and Louis IX (1226--1270 AD).
Depicts a cross and castle. Each measures about 18 to 20 mm diameter and weighs around 1 gram. Well worn but each with visible details. #CM2118G: $95 each

Knights Templar France. A small hoard of silver deniers of King Philip IV "The Fair" (struck 1285 - 1290 AD) and Louis IX (1226--1270 AD). Depicts a cross and castle. Each measures about 18 to 20 mm diameter and weighs around 1 gram. Better quality than the group at left. Each with decent detail. #FR2712: $145 each


Beautiful bronze medal of Philippe IV "le Bel" of France, struck in 1837. Excellent relief with stunning detail of the crowned king in chain-maille armor, small signature "CAQUE 1837" below. Reverse with inscription "PHILIPPE IV DIT LE BEL 46 EME ROI FILS DE PHILIPPE LE HARDI NE 1268 ROI 1285". Great piece with original golden patina, in mint condition. 50 mm diameter, about 70 grams in weight; very thick - 4 mm at edges, 6 mm over bust. #AM2023: $450
Kings of France and elswhere during the Templars:

During the turbulent time of the Knights Templar, various kings of France and the Crusader States minted coinage that was circulated, banked, and used by the Templars. Below is a list of those rulers:

  • Philip I (1060--1108 AD) was in power when the Templars banded together and formed the Order
  • Louis VI (1108--1137 AD) Templars granted endorsement from the Catholic Church in 1129 AD
  • Bohemund of Antioch
  • Louis VII (1137--1180 AD)
  • Henry of Anjou
  • Philip II "Augustus" (1180--1223 AD)
  • Louis VIII (1223--1226 AD)
  • Louis IX (1226--1270 AD)
  • Philip III (1270--1285 AD)
  • Philip IV Le Bel "The Fair" (1285--1314 AD) arrested the Knights Templar, torture and execution.
  • Louis X (1314-1316) ruler of France during official disbanding of the Templar Knights
  • Philip V (1316-1322 AD) King of France as surviving Templars went into hiding...


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Very nice and rare coin: King Philip III (1270--1285 AD)
Crusader cross / Châtel tournois; border of twelve fleur-de-lis. 25 mm; 4.06 grams. Sharp details! #1211: $375
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Knights Templar France, Bearn.
13th century AD. Silver Obol. Centullo Come /Onor Forcas PAX
16 mm; 0.4 grams. Bright tone with dark details. Nice! #obole12: $119
SOLD.


Knights Templar France
King Philip II. 1180 - 1223 AD. Silver denier, Paris mint
obv: PHILIPPUS REX, FRA CON
rev: + PARISII CIVI, around Crusader cross. 20 mm diameter.
CRUS 3411: REDUCED: $95
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Crusaders, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Baldwin III. 1143-1163 AD. Silver (billon) Obol. Crusader cross, BALWINVS REX / Tower of David, IERUSALEM. ref: Metcalf, Crusades 167; CCS 21. Near VF, 14 mm, 0.46 g. Scarce. King of Jerusalem during the Second Crusade. He hosted the Knights Templar in Jerusalem, who had been given a home in the palace on the Temple Mount, previously the location of the Temple of Solomon. Among the coinage circulated by the Templars during this time. ex-Classical Numismatic Group (CNG). #284489x2: $299 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Set in a custom sterling-silver bezel. Depicts a Crusader cross and castle, inscriptions around. 19 mm diameter. #21371: $199 SOLD - alt. available

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Great detail, much nicer than photo allows! Muse see in-hand. 23 mm, 2.87 g. #CM2060: $325
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, set in custom sterling silver bezel. Nice detail, well centered. All inscriptions and details clear. 27 mm (1") dia. Bright tone! Beautiful piece of jewelry. #CM2070: $450
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Excellent! Amazing, crisp detail, magnificent cross and inscriotions. As nice as these come! 24 mm, 3.62 g. A truly beautiful example. #CM2061: $499
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, set in custom sterling silver bezel. Crisp detail, well centered. All inscriptions and details clear. 27 mm dia. Gorgeous piece of jewelry! #CM2109: $499
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Kingdom of France. Philippe IV. 1285-1314.
AR gros tournois minted 1290-1295 AD. Short cross pattée / Castle tournois; border of twelve lis. Van Hengel 505.02; Duplessy 214. 26 mm, 4.06 g. #12360: $460
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Excellent specimen! Sharp detail, all inscriptions legible! Great cabinet-tone. Ex-old English collection. Large 27 mm, 4.01 g. #18375: $399
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Sharp detail, nice dark tone with pleasing highlights accenting the detail. 24 mm. #21278: $399
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Crusaders, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Baldwin III. 1143-1163 AD. Silver (billon) Obol. Crusader cross, BALWINVS REX / Tower of David, IERUSALEM. ref: Metcalf, Crusades 167; CCS 21. Near VF, 13 mm, 0.59 g. Scarce. King of Jerusalem during the Second Crusade. He hosted the Knights Templar in Jerusalem, who had been given a home in the palace on the Temple Mount, previously the location of the Temple of Solomon. Among the coinage circulated by the Templars during this time. ex-Classical Numismatic Group (CNG). #283456x2: $299 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. ref: Dup 238. 24 mm, 3.37 g. Sharp detail! ex-Pegasi Numismatics. #CM2025: $399
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, 22 mm diameter. Great tone with bright detail, clipped in antiquity. #7613: $225
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver tournois, found in Jerusalem! 19.5 mm, 1.27 g. ex-Maxim Shick, Jerusalem. Much nicer than photo! #CM2054: $250
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Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Depicts a Crusader cross with Latin inscription PHILIPPVS REX "King Philip" / Castle, inscription TVRONVS CIVIS "City Tournois". 19.5 mm, 1.12 g. Black patina with silver highlights. ex-Karl Stephens. #79175: $199 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Excellent cross! On a nice large flan. Grey cabinet tone. Big 26 mm, 4.10 g. #CM2057: $450
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 25 mm, 3.90 g. ref: Dup 238. Grey patina with nice highlights. #CM2018: $350
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, set in a custom sterling silver bezel. 27 mm dia. Nice, historic piece of jewelry! #85022x2: $475
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Nice grey tone with iridescent "rainbow" patina. 26 mm, 3.76 g. Includes old hand-written collection tag, dated 1962 in ink on back. #07018: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, 23 mm diameter. Great coin, well-centered with sharp detail. #54111: $375
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Sharp detail, dark grey cabinet tone, some darker areas. Includes old hand-written collection tag, dated 1960 in ink on back. 25.5 mm, 3.99 g. #08389: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, set in custom silver bezel. Crisp detail, coin with grey patina. 27 mm dia. Nice! #79011x2: $475
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 24 mm, 3.39 g. ref: Dup. 214. Good detal, bright shiny surfaces. #CM2004: $350
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. 26 mm, 3.94 g. ref: Dup. 214. Grey patina, excellent detail! #CM2005: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Large 26 mm, 3.75 g. ref: Dup 238. Great dark grey patina with nice highlights. #CM2022: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. ref: Dup 238. 25 mm, 3.64 g. Well-worn, inexpensive example. #CM2051: $175
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Excellent specimen with very large flan and sharp detail, nice lustrous surfaces. 26 mm, 4.06 g. ex-Paris, France collection. #CM2108: $499
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Sharp detail, silvery-grey patina. 26 mm, 3.83 g. ex-Luxembourg collection. #CM2107: $350
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois, set in a custom sterling silver bezel. Measures 28 mm (1 1/16") diameter. A phenomenal piece! Beautiful, historic piece of jewelry. #19551x2: $475
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver Maille Blanche. Nice coin, some wear from use in antiquity! Sharp detail. 24 mm, 2.15 g. ex-Comptoir des Monnaies, Paris. #50698: $375
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Big 27 mm, 3.96 g. Great cabinet tone with nice highlights, excellent detail! #69245: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Nice glossy dark grey tone, very nice detail. 26 mm, 3.98 g. Includes old hand-written collection tag, dated 1962 in ink on back. #09476: $425
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Lovely light grey tone with good contrast. Much better than the photo! 26 mm, 3.89 g. #39824: $399
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Large 26 mm, nice dark cabinet tone. Sharp cross! Good legends all around. ref: Dup. 214. #20819: $350
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Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Large with sharp detail and nice cabinet tone. Excellent cross! Good legends all around, both sides well-centered. 26 mm, 4.02 g. #24796: $425
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Crusaders, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Baldwin III. 1143-1163 AD. Silver (billon) Obol. Crusader cross, BALWINVS REX / Tower of David, IERUSALEM. ref: Metcalf, Crusades 167; CCS 21. Near VF. 17 mm, 0.93 g. Scarce! ex-UK collection. King of Jerusalem during the Second Crusade. He hosted the Knights Templar in Jerusalem, who had been given a home in the palace on the Temple Mount, previously the location of the Temple of Solomon. Among the coinage circulated by the Templars during this time. #CM2038x2: $299 SOLD

Knights Templar France. Philip IV Le Bel, 1268-1314 AD.
Silver gros tournois. Nice detail, large flan. Holed in antiquity to be worn as jewelry! 25 mm, 3.36 g. #CM2071: $375
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Knights Templar France. Silver denier of King Philip IV "The Fair" struck 1285 - 1290 AD. Depicts a Crusader cross with Latin inscription PHILIPPVS REX "King Philip" / Castle, inscription TVRONVS CIVIS "City Tournois". 19.5 mm, 1.10 g. Nice detail. #CM2069: $199 SOLD