ESS-7EF877: A gold half noble of Edward III (AD1327-1377), dating AD 1361-69.s

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-7EF877

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A gold half noble of Edward III (AD1327-1377), dating AD 1361-69. The obverse depicts the king standing facing forward in a ship. He is crowned and armoured, holding a sword in right hand and a shield of England and France in left hand. The inscription reads EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL DNS HYB Z AQT. The reverse depicts a floriated cross with a fleur-de-lys at the end of each arm and an ornamented compartment containing the kings initials (e) in the centre. In each angle is a lion passant, guardant with a crown above. all is within a tressure of eight arches. The inscription reads DOMINE NE IN FURORE TUO ARGUAS ME. North no. 1238.

Dimensions: diameter: 26.87 mm; weight: 3.75g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1361
Date to: Circa AD 1369

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.75 g
Diameter: 26.87 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half noble
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Gold half-noble: Edward III, 4th coinage%
Obverse description: The king standing facing forward in a ship. He is crowned and armoured, holding a sword in right hand and a shield of England and France in left hand.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DEI G REX [ANGL D] HYB Z AQT
Reverse description: Floriated cross with a fleur-de-lys at the end of each arm and an ornamented compartment containing the kings initials (e) in the centre. In each angle is a lion passant, guardant with a crown above. All is within a tressure of eight arches.
Reverse inscription: DOMINE [NE IN F]VRORE TVO ARGVAS ME
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Great Waldingfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9343
Four figure Latitude: 52.05177062
Four figure longitude: 0.81336705
1:25K map: TL9343
1:10K map: TL94SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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