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Edward the Black Prince Demi-Gros

Anglo-Gallic, Edward the Black Prince (1362-72), silver Demi-Gros of two sterlings value, Limoges Mint, second issue, Prince in profile right pointing, with sword resting upright on shoulder, within tressure and beaded circle, Latin abbreviated legend surrounding, double annulet stops at start, other stops double cinquefoils, mint letter at end of legend, +:ED:PO:GIT:REGIS:AnGLIE L, rev. long cross pattee, twin concentric legends and beaded circles, three pellets in each inner quarter, abbreviated Latin legend, stop at start, .PRI CPS AQV TAE, :GLIA.In.E XLIS DO ETInT RA .PAX, weight 2.08g (Elias 178b; AGC 195 dies 4/q; S.8131). Toned very fine, and rare.

The abbreviated Latin legends should read in full on the obverse Edwardvs primo genitvs Regis anglie Princeps Aqvitanie which translates as Edward, first born of the King of England, Prince of Aquitaine and the reverse in full as Princeps Aquitanie for Prince of Aquitaine and Gloria in excelcis deo et in terra pax translates as Glory to God in the highest and peace in this land.

Provenance:

Ex Lord Stewartby Collection.

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