Anglo-Gallic, Edward III Leopard d'Or AU58 3rd Issue

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Anglo-Gallic, Edward III Leopard d'Or AU58 3rd Issue

Edward III (1327-77), gold Leopard D'Or, third issue (July 1357), crowned lion walking left, within tressure of ten arcs, mullet in one spandrel, pierced quatrefoils in other spandrels and on cusps, beaded circles and legend surrounding, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding with double pierced quatrefoil stops, initial mark cross pattee, EDWARDVSxx DEIxx GRAxx ANGLIExx FRAnCIExx REX, rev. six pellets in central compartment of floreated ornamental cross, lions over pierced quatrefoils in angles, all within cartouche, voided quatrefoils in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, +XP'Cxx VInCITxx XPCxx REGHATxx XPCxx IMPERAT, weight 3.61g (Elias 39a; cf.SCH 14; AGC 44 dies 4/b; S.8039). Fully struck, a few light surface marks on obverse, a little weaker to rear of lion, otherwise crisp and almost extremely fine, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as AU58, rare.

PCGS certification 34312618

Provenance:

Baldwin Auction 69, 3rd May 2011, lot 597 where catalogued as second issue.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Edward by the grace of God, King of England and France" and on reverse "Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands."

 

BM01520

£20,000
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