Henry IV Gold Hammered Noble of six shillings and eight pence, light coinage (1412-13), Type V (1399-12)
Tower mint (London).
Obverse: Armoured King standing in ship with upright sword and quartered shield, annulet and slipped trefoil on side of ship, with Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: hEnRIC’x DIxx GRA’x REXxx AnGLxx Zx FRAnC'x DnSxx hIB’ Z AQ
Reverse: h at centre of ornate cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in each angle, slipped trefoil by lion's head in fourth angle, double saltire stops, all within a tressure of eight arcs, fleurs in spandrels, mint mark cross pattee, with Latin legend and beaded border surrounding: IhCxx AVTEmxx TRAnSIEnSxx PERxx mEDIVxx ILLORVmxx IBAT
S.1715; Schneider 206; N.1355
6.98 grams, 34 mm in diameter.
A full weight example showing a pleasing portrait, with some usual weakness as often found with this incredibly rare sought after issue, sharp where fully struck up and better than very fine for the type and very rare.