Gold coin; Denomination: Ryal (also called a rose noble)
Royal Mint, London
Edward IV, first reign (1461-1470)

The ryal was valued at 10 shillings.

Obverse Description

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; around, EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRAN DNS IB

Reverse Description

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, (crown) IHC AVT TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORV IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).

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