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Edward the Black Prince, silver Hardi d'Argent, Poitiers

Edward the Black Prince (1362-72), silver Hardi d'Argent of one sterling, Poitiers Mint, Prince half-length facing with finger pointing, sword resting upright on shoulder, plain diadem on head, round arch above with annulet base, within linear circle, Latin abbreviated legend surrounding, ED PO Gen REGI AGE, rev. long cross pattee, lis and lion in alternate angles, abbreviated Latin legend surrounding, PRI CPS AQpI TAn, weight 1.02g (Elias 205b; AGC 230A dies 5/a; S.8134). Toned with a decent portrait, very fine.

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." The mint mark P is within the Aquitaine title.

Provenance:

Bought from Angel Coins, Oxford, October 2000.

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