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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA.316

  • Description

    Pied-fort; silver, opaque and translucent enamel; a reproduction of a Lion d'Or of King Phillipe VI of France struck between November 1338 and June 1339. One side with a king seated on a dais under a canopy, holding the hand of Justice and a sceptre surmounted by a fleur-de-lis, his feet resting on a seated lion; green translucent enamel forming the background, blue translucent enamel on the robe, traces of red opaque enamel for the border, throne and dais; the inscription around the border 'FRANC. REX. PH. DEI.GRA'. The other side with a cross fleury within a quatrefoil, four crowns interspersed; the cross in opaque red and translucent enamel, the border with opaque red enamel; the inscription around the border 'XPC VINCIT: XPC REGNAT: XPC IMPERAT'
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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1338-1339 (between November and June)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 30 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        'XPC VINCIT: XPC REGNAT: XPC IMPERAT'
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        'Ph.DEI.GRA.FRANC. REX.'.
      • Inscription Translation

        Philip, by the Grace of God, King of France
  • Bibliography

    • Baron et al 1981 no189 bibliographic details
    • Campbell 1980 p422 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    1981-1982 Oct-Feb, Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Les Fastes du Gothique: le Siècle de Charles V
    1968, Paris, Musée du Louvre, L'Europe Gothique

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    OA.316

Pied-fort; silver; enamelled; reproduction of a Lion d'Or of King Phillipe VI of France; one side with the king seated under a canopy with traces of blue, green, red and yellow enamels; other side with cross with legend.

Pied-fort; silver; enamelled; reproduction of a Lion d'Or of King Phillipe VI of France; one side with the king seated under a canopy with traces of blue, green, red and yellow enamels; other side with cross with legend.

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