Richard I The Lionhearted as Duke of Aquitaine. 1172-1189 AD. AR Denier. Bordeaux Mint. Elias 4. Richard was a leader of the 3rd Crusade.

World Coins - Richard I "The Lionhearted" as Duke of Aquitaine. 1172-1189 AD. AR Denier. Bordeaux Mint. Elias 4. Richard was a leader of the 3rd Crusade.
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Anglo-Gallic
Richard I  "The Lion Hearted"
as Duke of Aquitaine
1172-1189 AD
AR Denier.  Bordeaux Mint
 
Obv :  + / RICA / RDVS / ω  in four lines.
Rev :   + AGVITANIE ;  Cross pattée in center.
 
Reference : Elias 4
 
THE ANGLO-GALLIC COINAGE OF RICHARD I, “the Lionhearted”
 Invested with Aquitaine in 1169 by Henry II, Richard soon tried to exert real authority over his territory against the wishes of the king. Though the rebellious Richard was nevertheless forced to capitulate, swearing renewed loyalty to his father and in 1185 forced to formally surrender his province to his mother, “the lawful duchess,” he nevertheless remained de facto ruler throughout the rest of the reign of Henry II. During this period, those deniers and oboles with the obverse legend RICARDVS were struck.

As king of England, Richard I spent only about six months of his reign in England; for the rest of the time he was engaged in foreign wars. In 1190 he departed for the east as one of the leaders of the Third Crusade. To pay for this enterprise Richard auctioned off all that he could: land, towns, castles, and even offices. The quote attributed to him, “I would have sold London itself, if I could have found a buyer” accurately reflected his great need for funds to carry out the crusade. None of his territories were exempt in contributing. The large number of billon deniers and oboles of Aquitaine struck during this time  demonstrate how desperate Richard was for ready cash.
 
Price SKU: e3002
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