Henry VI Grand Blanc aux Ecus, Rouen

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Henry VI Grand Blanc aux Ecus, Rouen

Anglo-Gallic, Henry VI (1422-53), silver Grand Blanc of Ten Pence, Roen Mint, shield of France and English Royal Arms, hERICVS above with abbreviation mark over E, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark lion, FRANCORVm: ET: ANGLIE: REX, colon stops, pellet below last letter on inner circle both sides, rev. Latin cross, lis to left, lion to right, hERICVS below with abbreviation mark over hE, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark lion, SIT: nOMEN: DnI: BENEDICTV, weight 3.24g (Elias 287a; AGC 406C dies 1/c; S.8166). Toned very fine with a patina of light green verdigris, rare.

The Latin legends translate as "Henry, King of France and England" on the obverse, and on the reverse "Blessed be the name of the Lord," taken from the Bible.

BG02779

£250
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