The name given to a French silver coin struck in the eighteenth century and so called on account of the branches of laurel which surround the shield of fleurs de lis. In France this coin is called the Grand Eeu or Eeu de six Livres. Under Louis XVI there were varieties counterstamped for Berne in Switzerland. The type was copied in Prussia.
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)