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11100978
CNG 111, Lot: 978. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Bourgondische tijd (Burgundian Netherlands). Filips de Stoute (the Bold). 1384-1477. AV Gouden nobel – Noble (35mm, 7.68 g, 7h). Uncertain (Brugge, Gand [Ghent], or Mechelen) mint. Struck 1388. PhS DЄI GRΛ DVX BVRG COMЄS (retrograde Z) DnS FLΛND, Filips standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; double saltire stops / + IhC ΛVTЄm TRΛnSIЄnS PЄR mЄDIV ILLORVm IBΛT, ornate cross fleurée and lisée; P within central angled quadrilobe, each angle ending in trefoil; in quarters, crown above lion passant; all within tressure of eight arcs; trefoils in spandrels; double saltire stops. Vanhoudt G 2632; Delmonte 474; De Mey, Flanders, 260; De Mey, Or 821; Friedberg 169. Good VF, golden tone, a little soft on Duke’s face. Rare.


Ex Spink 213 (27 June 2012), lot 300.