Edward IV, Gold Ryal or ‘Rose Noble’ of Ten shillings
First reign (1461-70), light coinage (1465-70)
Norwich Mint, Mint mark Sun (1465-6) on reverse only.
Obverse: King standing in ship holding upright sword and shield, E on flag at stern, n in waves below for Norwich, 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'. TRASIEnS * PER * mEDIVm *ILLORVm * I * BAT
Schneider 422; S.1956; N.1552
7.6 grams, 34 mm in diameter.
Lightly toned, showing a good portrait for the issue, a bold good very fine, Norwich being the rarest of all the mints for this issue.
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