Gold coin; Denomination: Noble
Royal Mint, London
Edward III (1377-1399)
Standard Type A. The obverse is believed to recall the British victory over the French off Sluys in 1340 - Edward styles himself King of England, Ireland and Aquitaine. The shield he carries is quartered with the arms of England and France.
The King, crowned, wearing armour and holding a sword and a shield quartered with the arms of England and France (but four lis and pellet in top left and three lis in lower right), standing facing on a ship at sea; around, RICARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HIB Z AQIT (the I of AQIT has a X incuse on it)
At the centre, a compartment containing the letter R above a floriated cross with a lis at the end of each arm, in each angle of the cross, a lion passant guardant below a crown; all set within a tressure of eight arches; around, + IHC AVTEM TRANCIENS PER MEDIV 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
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.724 g (Weight)
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