Coin - Noble, Richard II, England, 1377-1399 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 211

Gold coin; Denomination: Noble
Royal Mint, London
Edward III (1377-1399)

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, Ireland and Aquitaine. The shield he carries is quartered with the arms of England and France.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.724 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1377-1399 AD
Denomination: Noble
Obverse Description: The King, crowned, wearing armour and holding a sword and a shield quartered with the arms of England and France (but four lis and pellet in top left and three lis in lower right), standing facing on a ship at sea; around, RICARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HIB Z AQIT (the I of AQIT has a X incuse on it)
Reverse Description: At the centre, a compartment containing the letter R 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 PER MEDIV ILLORVM IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King Richard II, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London
References: North 1
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.48, no.1303.1 (no marks) Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.179, no.1656 Pages

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