Henry VI Salut d'Or, Rouen

Henry VI Salut d'Or, Rouen

Henry VI, King of France (1422-53), gold Salut D'or, Rouen Mint, initial mark leopard, pellet in annulet under last letter of legend on inner circle both sides, Virgin Mary and Angel stand behind shields of France and England, sunburst above, AVE on scroll downwards between, hENRICVS: DEI: GRA: FRACORV: z: AGLIE: REX, rev. Latin cross with h below, lis to left, lion to right within tressure of ten arcs, lis on cusps, legend with mullet stops surrounding, XPC* VINCIT* XPC* REGNAT* XPC'* ImPERAT, 3.47g (Schneider 112; Elias 270c; AGC 386F-1/b; S.8164). Weak on part of legend, otherwise a bold very fine.

The Latins legends translate as on obverse "Henry by the Grace of God King of France and England" and on reverse "Christ reigns, Christ conquers, Christ commands." The mint mark leopard is indicative of the Rouen Mint.


Bought from Spink and Son Ltd in 1969 for £120.


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