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1313-1322 Gaucher V de Châtillon Easterling Hammered Penny Yves

1313-1322 Gaucher V de Châtillon Easterling Hammered Penny Yves Obverse

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A fascinating silver imitation Edward I Penny, struck under the auspices of Gaucher V de Châtillon, Lord of Châtillon, Count of Porcien, circa 1313-1322 at the mint of Yves. Known as ‘Easterlings’ or ‘sterlings’, these intriguing continental copies of English pennies became common in north-west Europe, trading on the reputation of the original silver coins. The obverse features a crowned forward-facing bust, similar to English Edwardian issues. The reverse shows a long cross with three pellets in the quarters. It’s the legends which immediately identify this piece as a French imitation, associated with the wealthy Constable of France.
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Facing bust, similar to Edward I. Legend: '+GALCHSCOESPORC'.


Long cross with squared ends and three pellets in each quarter. Legend: 'MON ETN OVA YVE'.


AF - Light grey tone, a little grainy under magnification (synonymous with detector finds), legends clear.


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