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Superb Lion d’or of Philippe VI

Triton XV, Lot: 1720. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Philippe VI de Valois (of Valois). 1328-1350. AV Lion d’or (31mm, 4.87 g, 4h). Struck 31 October 1338. · PҺ’ : DЄI : GRΛ · · FRΛnC : RЄX · (annulet and triple annulet stops), Philippe seated facing within Gothic portico, holding lis-tipped scepter in each hand; at feet, lion seated left, head facing / + : XP’C : VIИCIT : XP’C : RЄGИΛT : XP’C : IИPЄRΛT (triple annulet stops), cross fleurée over voided short cross, with voided quatrefoil at center and at each limb; all within quadrilobe, with inward-facing lis in each angle and crown in each spandrel. Duplessy 250; Ciani 290; Friedberg 265. EF, toned. Rare.

Ex Numismatica Genevensis SA V (2 December 2008), lot 512.