Robert of Anjou

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mat, May 21, 2019.

  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Here is a medieval coin I picked up of Robert of Anjou.

    Many were listed by a single seller & this had the best decent weight/face combo.

    Robert of Anjou (1309 - 1343 A.D.)
    AR Gigliato
    O: + ROBЄRTUS DЄI GRA IЄRL ЄT SICIL RЄX. King enthroned holding sceptre in right hand and globus cruciger in left, cross at neck.
    R: + ҺOҺOR RЄGIS IUDICIU DILIGIT., cross fleury with lys in each quarter.
    Naples Mint, Italy
    Biaggi 1634 MIR (Varesi) 28
    Last edited: May 21, 2019
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  3. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Love the lys..
  4. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    What a cool coin @Mat, kind of a English a bit, and French a bit! If I knew a "giglato" was a type of silver coin, I had forgotten!
  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It is a cool medieval coin.
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh! Nice!

    I like these gigliati. They've been on my radar for a year or so. Very handsome medievals. I put this one in my watchlist after one I liked even more (and almost bought) ended up being sold. I don't know if I'd ever end up actually buying it, but ... well ... I bookmarked it anyway. You know how that goes.

    So I don't have one of those yet, but I did scratch the itch for a "seated king" medieval type (and covered the Crusaders, too) when I bought this one from CNG earlier this year. It is at PCGS as we speak. Wish me luck.

    Crusader States (Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus): silver gros petit of Henry II, ca. 1285-1324
    Ex-Classical Numismatic Group, USA, eAuction 435, Lot 447. PCGS certification pending, submission #186815, received 5/11/2019.
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  7. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    My (clipped) example I got pretty cheaply:

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  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Cool addition Mat!
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