Gold coin; Denomination: Noble
Royal Mint, London
Edward III (1327-1377)
Treaty Series, 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, standing facing on a ship at sea; around, EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL DNS HYB Z AQIT(the Z is retrograde).
At the centre, a compartment containing the letter E (the King's initial) 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
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.72 g (Weight)
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