The New York International auction offers an interesting medieval French gold Coins in January. One of the highlights is a Pavillon d’Or of Philip VI De Valois French coin. Philip’s predecessor Charles IV did not have any male heirs. Charles’s maternal nephew, King Edward III of England was the next in line. When Edward was chosen to rule the English empire, he also asked for control over the Kingdom of France, which at that time was under Philip for almost 10 years. This led to the Hundred Year’s War.
The obverse of the coin features an ornate throne, imagery of Emperor Philip and the regalia of the French monarchy. The reverse features a floriated cross within quadrilobe and crowns at the outer angles. The lustrous coin features a sharp strike on a fully round planchet.