GENT – Gouden Rijder

This coin is a replica of a medieval coin called ‘Gouden Rijder’ (Golden Horseman). The obverse shows Lodewijk Van Male in tournament armour on his horse and the Latin inscription ‘LVDOVICVS DEI GRA(tia) COMES E(t) D(omi)N(u)S FLA(n)DRIE'(Lodewijk, Duke and Lord of Flanders by the grace of God). The reverse depicts a decorated flower cross and the Latin inscription ‘XRC VINCIT XRC REGNAT XRC IMPERAT’ (Christ overcomes, Christ is King, Christ rules).Lodewijk van Male (1330 – 1384) was the 24th Count of Flanders. Under his rule coins were minted at the Gravensteen in Ghent, around 1353, where one can still see the remains of the melting furnaces. The ‘Gouden Rijder’ coins are considered to be among the most beautiful medieval coins.

Release Dates

2006, 2007, 2010

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 1,75
  • Coin Edge: smooth
  • City: GENT
  • Country: Belgium
  • Available: yes
  • Location: GENT, Belgium