Edward III (1327-77), Noble, Fourth coinage 1351-77, treaty period 1361-69, London, group A, initial
mark -/cross 3, king crowned, standing facing in ship, holding upright sword and quartered shield,
ships rigging three ropes to left, two to right, quatrefoils 4/4, saltire before Edward positioned above
the fold of sail, double saltire stops, legend surrounds ED/WARD DEI GRA REX ANGL DNS HYB
Z AQ/T. Rev, floriate cross, extending from central panel containing a letter E, double saltire stops,
trefoil of annulets at corners of central panel, crowned lion in each angle, double tressure, trefoils in
spandrels, legend reads +: IH’C AVTEM TRANCIENS PER MEDIV ILLORVM IBAT, 7.61g (S.1502;
N.1231; Schneider 76).
Struck on a broad flan, with fully legible legends both sides, well detailed portrait with
a clear representation of all the ornaments contained within this intricate issue. Good very fine, nearly extremely fine.
Ex Mark. E. Freehill Collection – Noble Numismatics sale 53, lot 1085
Ex Spink & Son accompanying ticket