Al Kowsky Posted June 22, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 22, 2022 Medieval coinage finally gave way to Renaissance coinage around the early 14th century. The Romanesque style changed to a more ordered style as Europe became more centralized. Charlemagne, who became the Holy Roman Emperor in AD 800, should be given credit for beginning this centralization. Renaissance coinage was more complex than Medieval coinage, coats of arms appeared more frequently, & the the Roman style of lettering was replaced by the more complex Gothic lettering. The coin pictured below has been in my collection a long time & is a good example of early Renaissance coinage. The French Ecu d'or of Charles VI, pictured below it, is a good example of French Renaissance coinage. NVMIS FORVMS members are welcome to post examples of their Renaissance coinage ☺️. Kingdom of Sicily, Federico III D'Aragon, 1296-1337. Messina Mint. AR Pierreale: 3.2 gm, 25 mm, 1 h. Obverse: Crowned eagle with spread wings facing right, within border of 8 connected arches, & an annulet in each spandrel. Inscription within two beaded rings (+ FRIDERIC T: DI: GRA: REX. SICIL'). Reverse: Aragonese coat of arms with rosette above, within the same decoration as the eagle on the obverse. Inscription within two beaded rings (+ DUC'. APUL' t PRINCIPAT'. CAPUA). NGC XF 45 27 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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