Six gold nobles of Edward III by Unknown Artist

Edward III's fourth coinage.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Each diameter 3.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,440 ( Total: £6,800)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Hammered design on obverse depicts the king in a boat holding a sword and shield of arms. Numismatically significant because gold nobles of the reign of Edward III were the first gold coins produced in any quantity and generally circulated, reflecting a growing economy.

Provenance

Discovered by metal detectorists in Abridge in July 2002; declared treasure September 2003.

Venue details

Epping Forest District Museum 39-41 Sun Street, WALTHAM ABBEY Essex EN9 1EL 01992 716 882 www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/museum

Entry details

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