Edward III's fourth coinage.

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.

Epping Forest District Museum

39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EL
01992 716 882

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