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Anglo Gallic, Henry VI Salut d'Or, Amiens Mint, mm paschal lamb

Henry VI, King of England and France (1422-53), gold Salut d'Or, Amiens Mint, second issue from 6th September 1423, standing figures of Virgin Mary and Angel Gabriel behind shields of France and England, sun rays above, AVE on scroll upwards between, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, initial mark paschal lamb, saltire stops, hE'RICVSxx DEIxx GRAxx FRACORVxx Zxx AGLIExx REX, rev. Latin cross, lis to left, lion to right facing left, h below, tressure of ten arcs surrounding, lis on each cusp, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark fleur de lis, rosette stops, XPC*VINCIT* XPC'* REGHAT* XPC'* IHPERAT, weight 3.49g (Elias 265b; Schneider 93; AGC 380A dies 5/c; S.8164). Toned, good very fine and very rare.

The gold Salut d'Or was struck through two issues under King Henry VI as King of England and France, the first from February to September of 1423 which is heavier and has a hand of Benediction above the scroll on the obverse. The much more prolific and common lighter second issue has the divine radiance above the scroll and is what is usually encountered like we have here. Issued from 6th September 1423 it was issued at 70 pieces to the mark. It was issued from the Mints of Amiens, Auxerre, Châlons-sur-Marne, Dijon, Le Mans, Paris, Rouen, St Lô, St Quentin and Troyes.

Provenance:
Ex A. H. Baldwin and Sons Ltd, purchased circa 2006.

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