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Ecu d' or au Soleil du Dauphine


Francis I, 1515-1547.

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French Medieval Gold Coin.

King Francis 1, 1515-1547.

Ecu D' or du Dauphine, issued 1515-1528.

Town: Crémieu.

Mint mark both sides: Crown.

Type I, Dot under the ist letter of the right and the reverse.

Obverse: Quartered field of France-Dauphiné, under a sun.

Obverse Legend: +. FRANCISCVS DEI.GRA.FRACOR.REX.OEI6FA FRANCOR REX (Francis, by the grace of God, King of the Franks.)

Reverse: Fleurdelized cross with quatrefoil heart.

Reverse Legend: XPS:VINCIT: XPS:R[ENA]T:XPS:IMPERAT. (Christ conquers, Christ Reigns, Christ commands.)

Gold: 0.958, 3.438g, 27mm.

Grade: Fine, almost full flan, slight bends, legends can be read and elements of the design can be identified.

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