HENRY VI GOLD NOBLE
Henry VI Gold Noble, Annulet Issue (c.1422-30),
Tower mint (London)
Obverse: King standing in ship holding sword & shield. Three whole lis in upper left quarter, ship’s rigging with two ropes to left, and one to right, annulet by sword arm, lis after the King’s name, small trefoils stops in abbreviated Latin legend surrounding: h EnRIC+ DI:. GRA’:. REX:. AnGL’:. Z:. FRAnC’:. DnS:. hyB
Reverse h at centre, ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in angles, all within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, annulet in upper right spandrel, large fleurs in other spandrels, mint mark pierced fleur de lis, annulet stops in abbreviated Latin legend: +Ih’C*AVT’o TRAnSIEnSo PERo mEDIVmo ILLORV’o IBAT
Struck on a full size large flan with a superb portrait.
S.1799, Schneider 280, N.1414.
6.9 grams, 34 mm in diameter.