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Two Exceptional French Gothic Gold Issues

CNG 91, Lot: 1210. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $16000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Philippe VI de Valois (of Valois). 1328-1350. AV Double royal d’or (34mm, 6.75 g, 3h). Struck from 6 April 1340. × PҺ’ : DEI : GRA × × FRAn’C : RЄX × (triple annulet stops), Philippe seated facing within gothic arch, holding short lis-tipped scepter in left hand and cruciform scepter in right / + : XP’C : VIИCIT : XP’C : RЄGИΛT : XP’C : IMPЄRΛT (double pellet-in-annulet stops), cross fleurée over voided short cross potent, with voided quatrefoil at center and crown in each quarter; all within double polylobe, with trefoil at each spandrel. Duplessy 253; Ciani 273; Friedberg 267. Choice EF, lightly toned. An impressive piece. Very rare.

Ex Hess-Divo 318 (28 October 2010), lot 1147.