Edward IV, Gold Ryal or ‘Rose Noble’ of Ten shillings
First reign (1461-70), light coinage (1465-70)
Bristol Mint, Mint mark Crown (1466-69) on reverse only.
Obverse: King standing in ship holding upright sword and shield, E on flag at stern, B in waves below for Bristol, rose on hull above, with Latin legend containing trefoil stops and beaded borders surrounding: ED / WARD * DI * GRA * REX * ANGL * z * FRANC* DNS*I*B’*
Reverse: Rose at centre of sunburst, over ornate cross fleury, with lis terminals, crowned leopards in angles, fleurs in spandrels, all within a beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, with beaded circle and Latin legend surrounding: IhC' *. AVT'. TRAnSIEnS * PER * mEDIVm *ILLORVm ** I *BAT
Schneider 419; S.1954; N.1550
7.7 grams, 35 mm in diameter.
Lightly toned with golden hues, showing a superb portrait for the issue, practically extremely fine for the type, an all round handsome example, rare.
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