Edward III's fourth coinage.
Six gold nobles of Edward III by Unknown Artist, 13511377
© Epping Forest District Museum
- Each diameter 3.3 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,440 ( Total: £6,800)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Discovered by metal detectorists in Abridge in July 2002; declared treasure September 2003.
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