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CM06956

Anglo-Gallic, Edward the Black Prince Pavillon d'Or, Bordeaux

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Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Aquitaine (1362-72), gold Pavillon d'Or or Noble Guyennois A L'e, Bordeaux Mint, second type (c.1363), latter issue with rosette at start and end of obverse legend, E at centre 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 linear circles surrounding, *ED** PO** GnS** REG AnGL** PnCS** A*, rev. E 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**Z** P.TECIO** mE**Z** IIPO** SPAVIT** COR** mEVm** B, letter B for Bordeaux, weight 4.40g (Schneider 53; Elias 154b/a; AGC 161A R2 dies 1/a; S.8126). Toned, some light die clash evident, otherwise good very fine and rare.

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 Cabinet Alberquerque, Rouen, 25th September 1994, lot 323.

Ex A H Baldwin, Fixed Price List, Winter 2015, item GAL006.

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