Hertogdom Gelre. Eduard I (1361-1371). Plak 1361/1371

Hertogdom Gelre. Eduard I (1361-1371). Plak 1361/1371
Silver - Ungraded

Double large / Botdrager (Bone carrier) / slice Gelderland

Year 1361/1371 very rare in this quality

Obverse: Lion sitting to the left with a crowned half helmet, covered by a peacock tail with the Gelderland lion inside,
inner ornament of thirteen lobes within a circle.

"E DWARDVS: DEI: GRA: DVX: Z: DNS: GELREN -" (Edward, by the grace of God, duke and lord of Gelre). Rev.: inner edge "MONETA. ARNIMENSIS" (Arnhem Money), cross, outer edge "BENEDICTVS: QVI: VENIT: IN: NOMINE: DO ..." (Blessed who comes in the name of the Lord).

Eduard was born on March 12, 1336, the youngest son of Reinald II of Gelre and Eleanor of Woodstock. He was named after his uncle Edward III of England. After the death of his father Reinald II, a fratricidal struggle arose between the legal heir Reinald III and Eduard, where Reinald was supported by the Van Heeckerens, and Eduard by the van Bronckhorsten. This coin was struck after he deposed and imprisoned his brother Reinald in 1361 and took the title of Duke of Guelders himself. In the battle of Baesweiler against the Brabanders, on August 22, 1371, he was badly wounded and died two days later. It was buried in the monastery Graefenthal, in Goch.

Will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured

Lot details
Hertogdom Gelre
Eduard I (1361-1371)
Year/Period and Variation
Precious metal
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