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BM01523

Anglo-Gallic, Edward the Black Prince Leopard d'Or, AGC 150 dies 1/a

Edward the Black Prince (1362-72), gold Leopard D'Or, (issued from 1362), crowned lion walking left, within tressure of eleven 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 pattée, EDxx PmOxx GnSxx REGISxx ANGLIExx PnCEPSxx AQITAnIE. 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 VInCISxx XPCxx REGNATxx XPCxx IMPERAT. weight 3.51g (Elias 140; cf.Schneider 31; AGC 150 dies 1/a; S.8121). Some slight weakness to high points, a little undulating, good very fine and rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on obverse "Edward, first born of the King of England, Prince of Aquitaine" and on reverse "Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ commands."

Provenance:

Ex Commander Gerhardt, Spink Auction 215, 4th December 2012, lot 133.

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