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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |France| > ME99921
Anglo-Gallic Aquitaine, Edward I Longshanks, 20 November 1272 7 July 1307, As Duke and Son of Henry III
|France|, |Anglo-Gallic| |Aquitaine,| |Edward| |I| |Longshanks,| |20| |November| |1272| || |7| |July| |1307,| |As| |Duke| |and| |Son| |of| |Henry| |III|, NEWEdward I was a tall man for his era, at 6'2" (1.88 m), hence the nickname "Longshanks." Henry III ceded the duchy of Aquitaine to Edward in 1252. He ruled as King of England and Lord of Ireland, 20 Nov 1272 - 7 Jul 1307. He was ruthless in pursuing his aims and crushing those who opposed him. Edward fought in the 9th crusade before he became king. He conquered large parts of Wales and he built a series of castles and towns in the countryside and settled them with English people. He attempted to do the same to Scotland but after Philip IV of France (a Scottish ally) confiscated the Duchy of Gascony, Edward went to war with France. He recovered his duchy but the conflict relieved military pressure against Scotland. When the Edward I died, his son was left with a war with Scotland, financial and political problems.
ME99921. Silver denier au lion, Elias 13, SCBC-SII 8013, Duplessy 1037, Poey d'Avant 2786 , aF, toned, small edge cracks, Aquitaine mint, weight 0.858g, maximum diameter 17.2mm, die axis 0o, as Duke of Aquitaine, 1252 - 1272; obverse + EDVVARD FILI (Edward son of), lion left within inner circle; reverse + h REGIS ANGLIE (Henry King of England), cross patte within inner circle; $300.00 SALE |PRICE| $270.00











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