1346-1384 Flanders Louis II de Mâle Gold Lion Heaumé d'Or NGC MS64
Ghent mint, Fr-157, Delm-460. 5.38gm. LV | DOVICVS: DЄI • GRA: COm' • DnS: FLΛnDR | IЄ (annulet and double annulet tops), helmed and seated lion left within Gothic stall; FLΛNDRЄS in exergue below / +BЄИЄDICTVS: QVI: VЄИIT: IИ: ИOmIИЄ: DOmIИI (double saltire stops), cross fleuree with F | L | A | N in quarters and D' in center, all within tressure. Of outstanding beauty, a medieval masterpiece with clearly original sun-yellow surfaces and considerable residual luster. Its production quality is absolutely superb for the type, centrally struck on a flan of good metal with essentially no areas of weakness whatsoever. A piece for the discerning. Among the finest known. Very Rare.