1461 - 1481 Louis XI Ecu D'or Coin
This coin is a reproduction of a French gold coin minted by Louis XI between 1461 – 1481.
Coins of this type featuring a shield bearing a coat of arms were called an écu d'or, which means crown shield. From the French word écu (crown) and the latin word Écu (shield).
An original coin of this type is currently on display in the Fitzwilliam museum collection and can be viewed on the following link.
These coins are hand stamped by a passionate reenactor who performs historical coin minting demonstrations. As each coin is hand stamped small variations may exist adding to the hand made character of the coins.
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