France Jean II Le Bon, (1350-64), Gold Mouton d'Or, Issue of 17th January 1355
Obverse: Lamb of God standing left, his head looking right, banner on cruciform staff behind, IOh'REX below, all within a tressure of arche, with Latin legend surrounding: ✠AGꞂ ◦ DЄI ◦ QVI ◦ TOLL ◦ PCCA ◦ MVDI ◦ MISЄRЄRЄ ◦ nOB’
Reverse: Ornate cross fleurée with rosette at centre, fleur-de-lis in quarters, all within angled quadrilobe with fleur-de-lis in spandrels flanking angles, surrounded by the Latin legend with double quatrefoil stops: ✠ XP'C ⁑ VIИCIT ⁑ XP'C ⁑ RЄGИAT ⁑ XP'C ⁑IMPЄRAT
Duplessy: 291; Friedberg: 280.
Single issue of 25 sous.
4.63 grams, 29 mm in diameter.
A superb strongly struck example with a pleasing old cabinet tone and lustre. Very few of these popular Agnus Dei types enter Mint State, rendering the present specimen a conditional rarity sure to appeal to selective collectors of Medieval French gold.
Has been graded and slabbed by NGC as MS 62.
NGC Certification number: 6030990-003.
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