Ep. 06: Old Regime France and its Jetons

The Planchet, Season 1, Episode 5. An interview with numismatic visual artist Jenna Lash. Image: Endangered Species Series: African Elephant. Ugandan 500 shilling note. Acrylic on linen, 60" × 48".
The Planchet, Season 1, Episode 6. An interview with historian of science and numismatic author of Old Regime France and its Jetons: Pointillist History and Numismatics, Professor Emeritus James E. McClellan III.

The sixth episode of The Planchet features an interview with Dr. Jim McClellan, Professor Emeritus of Stevens Institute of Technology, where from 1977 he taught the history of science. McClellan is also a serious student of tokens, namely the jetons of Old Regime (pre-1789) France, and what these tell us about pre-Revolution French history that cannot be gleaned easily from written accounts.

Purchase a copy of Old Regime France and its Jetons here (for US readers) and here (for readers outside the US).

Total Time: 43 minutes

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