• Code 310124-1

France, François I, 1515-47. Gold écu au soleil. Toulouse mint. 3rd issue of 21 July 1519.

Gold, 26.4mm diameter, wt. 3.41 gram.  + FRANCISCVS: DEI: GRA: FRANCOR: REX  Sun above crowned shield.  R. + XPS: VICIT: XPS: REGNAT: XPS: IMERAT: (slipped trefoil):  Cross fleury, F and fleur de lis in opposing angles.  A stop below the 5th letter of the obverse and reverse legends identifying Toulouse as the mint,  Duplessy 775, Ciani 1073-5, Lafaurie 639.  A pleasing coin. Struck from a rusty obverse die with ghosting of the reverse cross visible, otherwise Good VF (US readers note that this is better than MS 63).

Ex David Rogers collection.

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