Gold coin; Denomination: Ryal (also called a rose noble)
Edward IV, first reign (1461-1470)
The ryal was valued at 10 shillings.
The King standing facing in a ship which is decorated with a rose and has a banner inscribed E flying at the stern. The King is crowned and wearing armour, he holds a sword and a shield quartered with the arms of England and France. There is an E in the sea below the ship. Around, EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRAN DNS IB
At the centre a rose radiate over a floriated cross with a lis at the end of each arm, in each angle, a lion passant, guardant below a crown; all within a tressure of eight arches; around, (lis) IHC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORVM IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
Type of item
7.213 g (Weight)
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