DEV-2D0CBD: Medieval coin: gold noble

Rights Holder: Danielle Wootton
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Unique ID: DEV-2D0CBD

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A Medieval gold noble of Edward III (1327-1377), Post-Treaty period (1369-1377; North 1278 or 1280), mint: London or Calais. Ref: North 1991: 58.

The coin appears to be in good condition although the edge to the left and right of the standing figure of the king have been folded back towards the reverse and there is a crease in the coin running vertically along the obverse.


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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1369
Date to: Exactly AD 1377

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.8 g
Diameter: 35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th December 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton
Secondary identifier: Dr. John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Noble
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Gold noble: Edward III, 4th coinage, post-treaty (N 1277-1281)
Obverse description: Forward facing monarch with shield and sword on boat.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DEI G REX AnGL Z FR[A DNS hYB] Z AQVIT[A] (double saltire stops; areas within [ ] cannot be seen owing to the fold in the coin)
Reverse description: Cross surrounded alternately by crowns and lions; all within tressure of arches. Rounded 'E' with pellet at centre.
Reverse inscription: IHC AVTEm TRANSIE[S P mED]IVm IL[LORR IBAT] (double saltire stops; areas within [ ] cannot be seen owing to the fold in the coin)
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Colyton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY2393
Four figure Latitude: 50.73149294
Four figure longitude: -3.09240217
1:25K map: SY2393
1:10K map: SY23SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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