Good Very Fine Edward III Noble
Edward III (1327-1377), Noble, Fourth Coinage (1351-77), Treaty Period (1361-9), London Mint, King standing in ship holding sword and shield, four whole lis in upper left quarter, ship rigging with three ropes to left, and two to right, ornaments on top line of hull -11-11 with lions right, quatrefoils 4/4 on castles, no lower part to bowsprit, saltire stops both sides, annulet before legend, no French title, second and last A’s of legend barred, oED WARDx DEI GRAx REXx AnGLx DnS hyB xZx AQ T, with Aquitaine title, rev large E in central compartment with trefoils on angles, upon ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in each angle, all within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, large fleurs in spandrels, initial mark cross pattée, last A of legend barred, +IhCxAVTEMx TRAnSIEnSx PERx MEDIVx ILLORVMx IBAT, 7.38g (cf.Schneider 86; cf.Doubleday 223; N.1232; S.1503).
Light tone, good very fine.
ex Sotheby, 22nd July 1981, lot 317. Thos. H Law Collection of English Gold Coins, Chicago ANA Auction, 13th August 2013, lot 20007.