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Anglo-Gallic. Edward III. 1327-1377. King of France and England, 1337-1360. Gold Leopard d'or, third issue (July 1357); 3.61 g.
Obverse: crowned lion walking left, within tressure of ten arcs, mullet in one spandrel, pierced quatrefoils in other spandrels and on cusps, beaded circles and legend surrounding, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding with double pierced quatrefoil stops, initial mark cross pattee, EDWARDVSxx DEIxx GRAxx ANGLIExx FRAnCIExx REX //
Reverse: six pellets in central compartment of floreated ornamental cross, lions over pierced quatrefoils in angles, all within cartouche, voided quatrefoils in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, +XP'Cxx VInCITxx XPCxx REGHATxx XPCxx IMPERAT.
Elias 39a; cf.SCH 14; AGC 44 dies 4/b; S.8039.
Magnificent bold strike on a round flan. Extremely rare in this quality, certainly amongst the finest extant.
Mint state NGC MS63