Edward the Black Prince Pavillon d'Or, Bordeaux

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Edward the Black Prince Pavillon d'Or, Bordeaux

Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Aquitaine (1362-72), gold Pavillon D'or, Bordeaux Mint, first issue with cinquefoil at centre of reverse and lis in first quarter of reverse, standing figure of Black Prince with sword and pointing finger, four ostrich feathers around, all within Gothic portico, two lions at feet, legend with quatrefoil stops and beaded circles surrounding, ED'** PO** GnS** REG A nGL** PnPS** AQIT, rev. cinquefoil in central compartment of ornate cross with acorn terminals within quatrefoil over cross quernee, large trefoils in spandrels, legend with quatrefoil stops and beaded circles surrounding, +DnS** AIVTO**+** PTECIO** mE**+** IIPO** SPAVI** COR** mEVm** B, letter B for Bordeaux, 5.28g (Schneider 39; Elias 149; AGC 154A-7/a; S.8123). Double struck in the legends both sides, about very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legend on the obverse should read fully "Edwardvs Primo Genitvs Regis Anglie Princeps Aqvitainie" and translates as "Edward, first born of the King of England, Prince of Aquitaine" and on the reverse "Dominus Adjutor Et Protector Meum Et In Ipso Speravit Cor Mevm" which translates as "The Lord is my strength and my shield, and my heart hath trusted him".

 

Provenance:
Ex F R Kuenker Auction 166, 10th March 2010, lot 3797.
Ex A H Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Summer 2010, BH001.

AM00504

£12,000
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