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Auction 5  15 Mar 2022
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Lot 28

Starting price: 4800 GBP
Price realized: 15 000 GBP
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MS65 | Edward III (1327-77), gold Noble, Calais Mint, Treaty Period (1361-69), Group b, King standing in ship with upright sword and quartered shield, variety without flag in ship, legend and beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops both sides, ED WArdxx Deixx GraxxRexxx AnGlxx DnSxx hYbxZx AQ T', rev. C at centre of ornamental cross with lis terminals, crowns over lions in angles, all within a beaded and linear tressure, fleurs in spandrels, legend +IhCxx AVtemxx TranSienSxx Perxx mEDivxx ILLOrvmxx IBAT, 7.69g (Schneider 96; N.1235; S.1505). An exceptional specimen, round and fully struck, graded by NGC as MS65, tied for finest certified by NGC or PCGS.

NGC Certification 6318991-001

The Calais Mint is depicted only by the letter C for Calais at the center of the reverse on this coin as opposed to the majority which also have a flag at the stern of the ship. This coin was struck in the period of the Treaty of Bretigny ratified on the 24th October 1360, at which point Edward III relaxed his claim to the French throne, so that he no longer styled himself as King of France in the Latin titles upon the coinage. This all changed in 1369 when the captive King John II died and his son became King Charles V of France continuing the 100 Years War.

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, December 2003, item HS1430.

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