Coin - Ryal, Edward IV, England, 1464-1470 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 245

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

The ryal was valued at 10 shillings.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 36 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.213 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1464-1470 AD
Denomination: Ryal
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. There is an E in the sea below the ship. 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, (lis) IHC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM 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 Edward IV, England, Great Britain
Mint: York (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.69, no.1553 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.199, no.1957-8 Pages

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