John II, called John the Good, was King of France from 1350 until his death, the second monarch from the House of Valois. — When John II came to power, France was facing several disasters: the Black Death, which caused the death of …
A denier d'or aux fleurs de lys from John's reign (1351)
John II ennobling his knights, BNF
Letter of Jean le Bon during his captivity in Windsor, to his son Charles about Pierre de la Batut
The first Franc ever minted, the "Franc à cheval", was minted upon Jean le Bon's return from captivity from 5 December 1360, and featured combative imagery. Gold, 24 karat, 3.73g. It conveniently coincided with the account value of one livre tournois.