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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1058

FRANCE, Royal. Philippe IV le Bel (the Fair). 1285–1314. AV Denier d’or à masse (31.5mm, 7.03 g, 11h). Paris mint. First emission, 10 January 1296.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1058.
 Estimated: $ 25 000

World, Gold

Sold For $ 22 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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FRANCE, Royal. Philippe IV le Bel (the Fair). 1285–1314. AV Denier d’or à masse (31.5mm, 7.03 g, 11h). Paris mint. First emission, 10 January 1296. + PhILIPPVS DЄI GRA FRANChORVM REX, Philippe enthroned facing on lion head throne, holding lis-tipped scepter and lis; all within tressure of nine arcs, each arc ending in lis; annulets in spandrels; triple pellet stops / + XP’C VINCIT XP’C RЄGNAT XP’C IMPЄRAT, cross feuillue and fleuronnée; in center of cross, quatrefoil within quadrilobe; lis in quarters; all within angled quadrilobe; angles ending in trefoils. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe, p. 115 and C15; Duplessy 208; Ciani 196; Lafaurie 212; Friedberg 254. Struck on a full flan. Toned. EF. Rare and exceptional for issue.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Vinchon (30 May 2017), lot 2.

The first large gold coin of the medieval period, the Masse d’or portrays the king sat in state holding a sceptre or masse. This magnificent coin replaced the smaller Petit Royal d’or in 1296 and ‘set the pattern for the gold coinages of France and the Low Countries in the fourteenth century.’ Grierson, p. 115.

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 Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM 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.