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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1259

ANGLO-GALLIC. Edward III. 1327-1377. AV Guyennois (29mm, 3.86 g, 1h). Third type. La Rochelle mint. Struck after 1362.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1259.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

British, Gold

Sold For $ 25 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-GALLIC. Edward III. 1327-1377. AV Guyennois (29mm, 3.86 g, 1h). Third type. La Rochelle mint. Struck after 1362. ЄD D GRΛ RЄX Λ G LI (inverted) DO AQVIT Λ IЄ, Edward standing right, holding sword and shield, within Gothic arch; below, opposed leopards; R to upper right / + GLIΛ : In : ЄXЄELCIS : DЄO : ЄT : In : TЄRRA : PΛX · hOIBVS (double and single pellet in annulet stops), cross fleurée and chênée with central quadrilobe; lis and leopard in alternating quarters; all within tressure of nineteen arches; pellet at end of each arc. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe, p. 147; Beresford-Jones, Anglo-Gallic –; AGC 21A, 2/g; Elias 48; Schneider 26 var. (number of arches); SCBC 8045. Struck on a full flan. Toned. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 58 (19 September 2001), lot 2105; John Work Garrett Collection (Part II, Leu/Numismatic Fine Arts, 16 October 1984), lot 796, purchased from J. Schulman, 17 March 1925.

‘Under Edward III and his son Edward, the Black Prince, who was created Prince of Aquitaine in 1362, the [Anglo-Gallic] coinage became for a time one of the most splendid of medieval France. If the early gold coins, florins and ecus a la chaise, were no more than copies, the later ones are largely original in design: leopards, guiennois, pavillons and hardis, some of these (see lot 1261) showing the prince pointing to the sword he holds with exactly the same significant gesture as, on the royal d’or the king of France points to his sceptre.’ Grierson, p.147

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.