Edward III Pre-Treaty Noble

Edward III Pre-Treaty Noble

Edward III (1327-77), gold Noble, Pre-Treaty series Gc (1356-61), King standing in ship sailing right, with upright sword and quartered shield, Latin legend beaded circles surrounding, saltire stops both sides, saltire before legend, xE DWARDx DEIx GRAx REXx AIIGLx Zx FRAIICx D hY B, rev. tiny E at centre of ornamental cross with lis terminals, small annulet either side of top lis, crowns over lions in angles, fleur de lis by upper right lion, all within a beaded and linear tressure, fleurs in spandrels, legend +IhE'x AVTEmx TRAIICIEIISxx P'x mEDIVmx ILLORVmx IBAT, unbarred As, 7.68g (Schneider 45; N.1180/1; S.1490). Toned a little soft in strike, well centred, good very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Edward by the Grace of God, King of England and France, Lord of Ireland "; and on the reverse "But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way" taken from the Bible.


This coin was struck in the earlier period before the Treaty of Bretigny when Edward III laid claim to the French throne in the Latin titles upon the coinage.



Ex A H Baldwin, fixed price list, Winter 2012, item BH002.


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