Quote: So, time to end the medieval history part and show the coin! Here is a close-up of my favorite horse coin: 1 franc (ā cheval), John II, 1361-64. 27 mm and 3.8 g - it is very thin!
Wonderful history and a beautiful coin! We see this device of the sovereign or a knight on horse often in 14th - 15th century coins in France and Low Countries (I am glad you enjoyed the Lorraine coin). Maybe there are other places? A bit later it becomes common in Central and Eastern Europe. For Lithuania, I think it shows up consistently from the late 1400s until the 21st century!