1547, Royal France, Francis I. Gold Ecu (with Sun) Coin.
Certified and graded by NGC as AU-58! Denomination: Ecu d'or au soleil. References: Friedberg 345, Duplessy 775, Ciani 1073. Diameter: 36mm Weight: 3.35gm Material: Gold! Obverse: Sun above crowned shield with french royal arms (three lis).Legend: + B (privy mark: achor) FRANCISCVS : DEI : GRA : FRANCOR : REX. Reverse: Ornate cross with fleur de lis terminals and rosette center.
Two lis and two large letters F (for Francois) in fields. Legend: + B : (privy mark: anchor) : XPS : VICIT : XPS : REGNAT : XPS : INPERAT.Francis I (French: François Ier ; 12 September 1494 31 March 1547), was king of France from 1515 until his death. Francis I is considered to be France's first Renaissance monarch. His reign saw France make immense cultural advances. He was a c ontemporary of Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire, with whom he was allied in a Franco-Ottoman alliance, as well as of Henry VIII of England and of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, his great rivals. Francis' legacy is generally considered a mixed one.
He achieved great cultural feats, but they came at the expense of France's economic well-being. The persecution of the Protestants was to lead France into decades of civil war, which did not end until 1598 with the Edict of Nantes.
The item "1547, Royal France, Francis I. Gold Ecu (with Sun) Coin. NGC AU-58" is in sale since Saturday, July 14, 2018.
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