Henry IV light coinage Noble

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Henry IV light coinage Noble

Henry IV (1399-1413), gold Noble of six shillings and eight pence, light coinage (1412-13), armoured King standing in ship with upright sword and quartered shield, trefoil on second line of hull, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, annulet before and double saltire stops in legend, hE nRICxx DIxx GRAxx REXxx AnGLxx Zx FRAnC'x DnSxx hIB Z AQ, rev. .h at centre of ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in each angle, slipped trefoil by lion's head in first quarter, all within a tressure of eight arcs, fleurs in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded border surrounding, initial mark cross pattee IhCxx AVTEmxx TRAnSIEnSxx PERxx mEDIVxx ILLORVxx IBAT, weight 6.01g (Schneider 207; N.1355; S.1715). Has been lightly clipped, with one light weakness at King's face and corresponding part of reverse, otherwise good very fine and rare.

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

 

Provenance:

Ex U.B.S. Switzerland, Auction 53, 24th January 2002, lot 1447.

BM01661

£7,500
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