Edward III (1327-77), Noble, Fourth coinage, Pre-Treaty period, London mint, 1351-61, series Gb/c, mintmark incurved cross pattée reverse only. King standing in ship with upright sword and quartered shield, legend reads E/DWARD DEI GRA REX AIIGL Z FRAIIC DHYB saltire stops. Ships rigging three ropes to left and right. Rev, ornate cross, small lomabrdic E at centre, trefoil and lion in each angle, one with a lis above in the second quarter, trefoils in spandrels, 7.72g (N.1180; S.1490 var; Schneider 47).
A superb specimen ornately designed on a full flan with a mint brilliance. Extremely fine.