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    • Edward III Nobel ca. 1364-5
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Saor Alba's Edward III Nobel ca. 1364-5

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A bit of Anglish booty from south of Hadrian's wall, this Edward III nobel was minted ca. 1364-5 during the brief period of peace while a treaty betwixt the English and French were not slaughtering each other in France. This is reflected on this noble, as it bears Edward III's English and Irish titles, but not the French as were on the previous and subsequent coinages.

 

Whilst contemporary coinages of England and Europe were rather crude and unattractive, these nobles and their fractions were inspired by the gold coinages in Italy, notably Fiorenza(Florence) and England had to best them with this attractive and inspirational piece that would further inspire Scottish coinage during the time.

 

YeOldeCollector's Edward III Gold Quarter Noble

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Edward III Quarter Noble of the Transitional Treaty Period with France which secured Calais as a trading post for the English. This coin is made of solid gold and was minted at London mint. The obverse features a decorative shield with fleurs-de-lis in two quarters and heraldic leopards in the other two.

 

The reverse features radiating limbs with a plethora of heraldic symbols. This really is a piece of art and is something which is a true status symbol when compared to many other coins of the period.

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