Fort d' Or by Unknown Artist

The Fort d'Or of Charles, Duke of Acquitaine (1469-72).


Details

Medium:
Gold
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £33,075)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Weight 7.85g. Inscribed, Obv; KAROLVS. REGIS; FRANCOR. FILIVS: AQVITANOR: DVX. Rev; FORTITVDO:MEA.ET.LAUX. MEA:TV: ES: DNE (lys) DEVS: MEVS. Struck at Bordeaux.

Provenance

Probably from the Dassy collection (Rollin et Feuarderlt, 1869) and Gariel collection (Hoffmann, 1885); Ciani, Paris, 1935; Weil, Paris.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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