||Karel I (Emperor Karl IV) von Luxemburg (1346-78) Goldgulden ND, Kuttenberg mint, Fr-2, AU55 NGC. + KAROLVS o D ? ?I o GRACIA, crowned and mantled half bust of king facing, holding scepter and imperial orb / + ROMAnORVM : ?T + BO?MI? o R?X, Bohemian lion rampant double-queued left. Lightly toned with scattered red patination and a speck of encrustation beneath the lion's outstretched leg. The strike on this example is excellent, with a wonderful portrait of the king. The left side of the flan appears slightly ragged on the reverse, although this does not translate clearly to the obverse. As the result of an alliance between his father (John the Blind) and Pope Clement VI, Karel was the first king of Bohemia to be elected Holy Roman Emperor. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $14,100.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.