Edward III (1327-1377), Noble, Fourth coinage, pre-treaty period, London, series G, issued between 1356-1361, mint mark cross 3. Crowned king facing in ship holding upright sword and quartered shield, ships rigging three ropes to the left and to the right, beaded circle surrounding. Legend reads EDWARD. DEI.GRA.REX.ANGL.Z.FRANC.DHYB. Rev, small lombardic E in centre of a floriated cross with lis terminals, lions and crowns in angles all within a tressure of eight arcs, fleurs in spandrels, small annulet stops, legend reads IHC AVTEM. TRANCIENS.P.MEDIVM.ILLORVM.IBAT, 7.74g (N.1180; S.1490).
Struck on a full flan, a pleasing piece, about extremely fine.