||Ludwig I (1342-82) Goldgulden 1358-71, Buda mint, Fr-5, Huszar-514, Rethy-64A, AU55 NGC. Obv. + LODOVICI ? D ? G ? R ? VnGARI?, arms of Hungary-Anjou in hexalobe within beaded border; lis in angles. Rev. ? SAnTVS ? LA | DISLAVS R ?, St. Ladislaus standing facing, an axe in his right hand and an orb in his left; rows of lis on either side with a P above his right hand. Beautifully toned, this example darkens to deeper reds in protected areas on the reverse. The strike is about average with a minimum of circulation wear. Ludwig spent much of his reign at war with the Republic of Venice and is known as the first monarch to clash with the Ottoman Turks in Europe. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.