Gold coin; Denomination: Noble
Royal Mint, London
Edward III (1327-1377)

Fourth Coinage, Pre-Treaty Period, Series E, 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 and France, in addition, the shield he carries is quartered with the arms of England and France.

Obverse Description

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 Z FRANC D HYB

Reverse Description

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 P MEDIVM ILLORVM IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).

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