Black Prince Anglo Gallic Hardi d'Argent La Rochelle Mint

Black Prince Anglo Gallic Hardi d'Argent La Rochelle Mint

Code: 10718

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This is a superb example of a medieval Anglo-Gallic hammered silver Hardi D'Argent, of Edward the Black Prince. It was struck at the La Rochelle mint in France from 1362 - 1372. It depicts Prince Edward standing beneath a canopy, he wears a coronet of a simple band around his head (as opposed to the crown of a king). He is holding a sword with his right hand and pointing to it with his left. It appears to show mail armour beneath his gown (revealed next to the sword pommel). The message to his French subjects seems pretty clear!

Obverse = ED: PO: GnS R EG AGLIE "Edward, firstborn of the King of England"

Reverse = PRn CPS*R AQIT AnIE "Prince of Aquitaine "

This coin was struck for use in English held territory in France, it had the value of a silver penny (Sterling).The coin has survived in excellent condition, I would grade it at a GVF for the issue.

DENOMINATION: Hardi  D'Argent

CULTURE: Medieval France/England

DATE: 1362 - 1372 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 19mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1 gram

ATTRIBUTION: Elias 206a