France (1498-1507) ecu d'or Fr-330
This specimen was lot 20174 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "FRANCE. Ecu d'Or, ND (1498). Romans Mint. Louis XII (1498-1515). PCGS AU-58. "écu d'or au soleil du Dauphiné", Romans mint (dots under 2nd and 3rd letters of LVDOVICVS). Full legends on both sides, lustrous and attractive." This coin had a face value of 36 sols and 3 deniers tournois. It was struck in the province of Dauphiné, north of Provence, until it was superseded by the écu d'or au porc-épic (Dupl-659) in 1507.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.49 g, .963 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-330; Dupl-654; Ci-917.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.