Victorian Tumblr Themes
Edward III Gold Double Leopard, 1344
The double leopard is a very rare coin, as it was only produced for 6 months during 1344 and only three examples survive. England did not have regular gold coinage in this period , with French and Italian gold coins being used instead, the double leopard was an attempt at introducing an English coin. These coins failed due to being made at too high a value and so not being commercially viable as currency. The coin is also interesting because it shows Edward III showing his claim to the throne of France, with many fleur-de-lis in the background behind the throne.

Edward III Gold Double Leopard, 1344

The double leopard is a very rare coin, as it was only produced for 6 months during 1344 and only three examples survive. England did not have regular gold coinage in this period , with French and Italian gold coins being used instead, the double leopard was an attempt at introducing an English coin. These coins failed due to being made at too high a value and so not being commercially viable as currency. The coin is also interesting because it shows Edward III showing his claim to the throne of France, with many fleur-de-lis in the background behind the throne.

Notes

  1. europesroyals reblogged this from kingtoqueen
  2. karosen reblogged this from historysquee
  3. 2bloodhounds reblogged this from kingtoqueen
  4. kingtoqueen reblogged this from historysquee
  5. queenhenriettamaria reblogged this from historysquee
  6. silvermango5 reblogged this from historysquee
  7. pandolfo-malatesta reblogged this from wanderthewood
  8. wanderthewood reblogged this from detenebrate
  9. wooddove reblogged this from detenebrate
  10. detenebrate reblogged this from shredsandpatches
  11. eightbillionhours reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  12. separatioleprosorum reblogged this from historysquee
  13. ghostriderii reblogged this from barebackwannabeslut
  14. barebackwannabeslut reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  15. shredsandpatches reblogged this from elucubrare
  16. elucubrare reblogged this from brassmanticore
  17. brassmanticore reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  18. ninho-da-aguia reblogged this from alaynestones
  19. alaynestones reblogged this from queenrhaenyra
  20. majesticfoxie reblogged this from theserpentscoil
  21. theserpentscoil reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  22. an-unfortunate-mistake reblogged this from melifair
  23. lordlouiedor reblogged this from pandolfo-malatesta
  24. melifair reblogged this from pandolfo-malatesta
  25. imyourspacedad reblogged this from pandolfo-malatesta
  26. garnunkle-screwt reblogged this from see-ye-to-davy-jones
  27. alwayslovingyou89 reblogged this from clematispassiflora
  28. clematispassiflora reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  29. instant-girl reblogged this from ancient-serpent
  30. hagperks reblogged this from dragonesdelaemperatriz