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Denoting a coin struck at Tours, which was one-fifth less in value than one coined at Paris.
- Louis forgoes the financial payment due him on condition that a window of the same value (100 livres tournois) be installed in the transept chapel of SteBarbe.
- And it so happens that at about the same time there was a coin in circulation called a ‘gros denier tournois‘which was worth 15 deniers.
- They became notably more costly: the French army cost about 16 million livres tournois in the 1620s and over 38 million after 1640.
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