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JM34011

Edward III Noble, Treaty Period Calais Mint without flag, NGC MS63

Regular price £27,500
Regular price Sale price £27,500

Edward III (1327-77),gold Noble, Fourth Coinage, Calais Mint, Treaty Period (1361-69), without flag and omitting FRANC in legend, group A with saltire before E of Edward in legend, ships rigging ropes 3/2 Quatrefoils 3/2, King standing in ship with upright sword and quartered shield of arms, beaded circle surrounding, legend surrounds ED WΛRDxx DEIxx GRΛxx REXxx ΛnGLxx DnSxx hYBx Z x ΛQT, curule X in REX,rev. initial mark cross potent,C at centre of ornamental cross with lis terminals, crowns over lions in angles, all within a beaded and linear tressure, fleurs in spandrels, legend +IhCxx ΛVTEmxx TRΛnSIEnSxx PERxx mEDIVxx ILLORVmxx IBΛT, weight 7.64g (cf. Schneider 92; N.1234; S.1505).Toned, proficiently struck on good metal with an evocative portrait of the King, a well-balanced example with only the slightest of soft areas, a rarer type, extremely rare so well preserved. Graded and slabbed by NGC as MS63.

NGC certification 4862990-001, 1of only 5 in the NGC census awarded this grade.

The Calais Mint is depicted only by the letter C for Calais at the centre of the reverse on this coin as opposed to the majority which also have a flag at the stern of the ship. The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Edward by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland and Aquitaine"; and on the reverse "But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way" taken from the Bible.

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