Edward III (1327-77), in his capacity as Lord of Aquitaine, Guyennois d’Or. Third type, no mint letter. Mintmark cross potent on reverse only. Crowned full length fi gure of King standing right, wearing armour, holding sword at angle with quartered shiel arms of England and France, lions at feet. Legend reads ED’/D’/GRA REX A/LI/E D’O AQVI:T/A/IE. Rev, ornate cross fleury with lis in first and fourth quarters and leopards in the second and third, within a tressure of fourteen arches, legend reads +GLIA IN EXELCIS DEO ET IN TERRA PAX HOBVS, 3.90g (W 50; E.50; S. 8045).
Superbly struck on a round flan, a quintessentially elaborate Anglo Gallic piece with striking eye appeal. About extremely fine.
Ex. A.M. Fitt s III Collection, DNW Auction 102, 18 September 2012, lot 2372.