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Anglo-Gallic. Edward the Black Prince as Prince of Aquitaine, 1362-1372. AV Noble guyennois à la rose – Pavillion d'or; 32 mm; 5.34 g, 2h. La Rochelle mint.
Obverse: ЄD : PO : GnS : RЄG ΛnGL : PnS : ΛQVT (Ss retrograde, double rose stops), Edward wearing rose wreath, standing facing, holding sword up in right hand and raising left hand; at feet, two leopards couchant; to left and right, two ostrich feathers with tips curved inward; all within ornate Gothic portico //
Reverse: + DnS : ΛIVTO : Z : PTCCTO : mЄ : Z : IIPO : SPΛIT : COR : mЄVm R, ornate cross quernée with rose in center, lion passant and lis in opposite quarters; all within arched quatrefoil set on quadrate frame with roses in angles; pelleted trilobes in external voids.
AGC 157A, 8/k; Elias 151c; Duplessey, Féodales 1120; cf. Poey d'Avant 3034-5 (for type); cf. Schneider 48 (for type); SCBC 8123.
An altogether superior example, beautifully struck and rich in color.
Mint state. NGC MS63