King Henry VI Anglo Gallic Gold Salut D'or of Paris

King Henry VI Anglo Gallic Gold Salut D'or of Paris

Code: 11144

£1,600.00
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This is a superb medieval Anglo-Gallic hammered gold Salut D'or, of King Henry VI. This coin was struck at Paris in France (mint mark Crown). This coin depicts the Virgin Mary and Archangel Gabriel, a classic pose from the Annunciation (including AVE "Hail"). The arms of England and France side by side. This was medieval propaganda, using the baby Henry as a metaphor for the Christ child (uniting both kingdoms under one king).

Obverse = hENRICVS: DEI: GRA: FRACORV: z: AGLIE: REX, "Henry by the Grace of God King of France and England"

Reverse = XPC* VINCIT* XPC* REGNAT* XPC'* ImPERAT, "Christ reigns, Christ conquers, Christ commands."

This coin was struck for use in English held French territory, used around the time of Joan of Arc. 

DENOMINATION: Salut D'or

CULTURE: Medieval France

DATE: 1422 - 1453 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold

SIZE: 26.31mm dia

WEIGHT: 3.50 grams

ATTRIBUTION: AGC 385B 1/a; Schneider 80; Elias 264; S.8164