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Edward III 1327-1377 Gold and large silver denominations

Edward III hammered silver pennies, half pennies and farthings - London mint only

Edward III hammered silver pennies, half pennies and farthings - Non London mints only

Edward was king of England for 50 years. His reign saw the beginning of the Hundred Years War against France.

Edward was born on 13 November 1312, possibly at Windsor, although little is known of his early life, the son of Edward II and Isabella of France. Edward himself became king in 1327 after his father was deposed by his mother and her lover, Roger Mortimer. A year later Edward married Philippa of Hainault - they were to have 13 children. Isabella and Roger ruled in Edward's name until 1330, when he executed Mortimer and banished his mother.

Edward's primary focus was now war with France. Ongoing territorial disputes were intensified in 1340 when Edward assumed the title of king of France, starting a war that would last intermittently for over a century. In July 1346, Edward landed in Normandy, accompanied by his son Edward, the Black Prince. His decisive victory at Crécy in August scattered the French army. Edward then captured Calais, establishing it as a base for future campaigns. In 1348, he created the Order of the Garter.

War restarted in 1355. The following year, the Black Prince won a significant victory at Poitiers, capturing the French king, John II. The resulting Treaty of Bretigny in 1360 marked the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War and the high point of English influence in France. Edward renounced his claim to the French crown in return for the whole of Aquitaine. In 1369, the French declared war again. Edward, by now an elderly man, left the fighting to his sons. They enjoyed little success and the English lost much of the territory they had gained in 1360.

After the death of his queen, Philippa, in 1369, Edward fell under the influence of Alice Perrers, his mistress, who was regarded as corrupt and grasping. Against a backdrop of military failure in France and outbreaks of the plague, the 'Good Parliament' of 1376 was summoned. Perrers and other members of the court were severely criticised and heavy taxation attacked. New councillors were imposed on the king. The death of the Black Prince, Edward's heir, interrupted the crisis and the king's younger son, John of Gaunt, who had ruled the country during Edward's frequent absence in France, later reversed the Good Parliament's reforming efforts.

Edward died on 21 June 1377, leaving his young grandson Richard as king.

 

1327 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Cross 3 - E in centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

24.79mm, 3.89g

 

 

1361-69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - treaty period - quatrefoil in centre:cross over shield

1.94g, 19.10 mm

 

 

Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

Rev

18.92mm. 1.9g

As dug and fixed

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

25.10mm, 3.80g

Treaty series 1361- 1369 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Std C type, Double Satire stops - Voided quatrefoil in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

1.93g, 19.16mm

 

 

Straightened coin

Fourth coinage 1356-61 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble Type C Annulet stops 1.96g, 20.36mm

Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches - EDWARD GRA REX :ANG. . HY Cross 3(4 )

Rev EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

Annulet stop

Edward III 1361 third issue hammered gold 1/2 Noble

1361 -9 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty period

Monster sized fragment of a Circa 1327 AD Medieval hammered full gold Noble- ship reverse

 

23.63mm ,1.47g

C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - needs straightening to D exact type

1.79g

1362 - 1369 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Treaty Period cross potent- annulet before Edw

Obv + EDWARD DEI G REX ANGL

19.16mm, 1.98g

 

Fixed hammered gold

1351-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - satire stops - Pre Treaty Period

The obverse shows a forward facing king in ship with sword in right hand and quartered shield of England and France in left.

Obv EDWAR DEI REX ANGL Z FRA D

4.12g, 25.12mm

 

Size comprison between half and qtr gold Noble

1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 nobel

Obv + EDWR + R ++ ANGLIE DVNS HY

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms, two pellets in upper left quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, pellets on cusps, fleur trefoils in spandrels, all within beaded circle, comma and saltire stops in legend, +edwr;r; anglie: dnvs; hv rev ornamental cross potent with annulets in angles and at centre, lis terminals, lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

18.99mm, 1.93g

1363 -69 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty series

Curule shaped X - Lis in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARDxDEIxGRAxREXxANGL

18.58mm,1.84g

1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period - Lis in centre of reverse cross - Curule shaped X - Cross potent

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

London mint

1.59g, 18.43 mm

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble 2.52g (full weight 4.12g), 25.10mm

1351-1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 - Pre Treaty

Obv + EDWAR DG REX ANGL .Z. FRANC

Lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

21.41mm 1.93g

 

1361 -63 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross potent

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms - annulets

Obv + EDWAR DEI GRA REX ANGLx D

Lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

19.91mm,1.96g

1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Treaty period, Large pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGL D

19mm,1.83g


Biggest test for our coin goldsmith yet - Rolled Edward III gold nobel

Amazing discovery - this rolled up coin turns out to be part of a monster sized gold coin, Edward III 1351-52 full noble, closed E & C type approx 36mm dia 136.7 grains. note the straightened 1/4 nobel for size comparison.

 
Groats All mints ( 4 pence)

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Type F

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

CIVITAS LONDON (Mint) (inner)

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Series C

Mintmark Cross1 - annulet stops, lis on breast

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

3.96g, 25.78mm 0.95mm T

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Series C, Cross 1 Annulet stops, Standard type F

4.51g, 26.73mm

obv EDWARD DG ANGL

rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)

Series C Mintmark Cross1

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.96g, 21.78mm, 0.60mm T

Taco'd 1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)- Standard F type - annulet in third qtr

obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.33mm, 4.48g

1351- 1352 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage series C - pre treaty period

Obv EDWAR.DVS.REX.ANGL.(I)FRAN.(NCI) +

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

22.2mm,2.07g

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Pre treaty series C

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

26.99mm, 4.38g

 

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Initial cross 3

Needs straightening to decide on the type

rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI York mint

22.24mm, 1.73g

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) - Cross 3 Pre treaty period

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z oFRANC oD oHYB

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

27.66mm, 4.50g

1351-1361 Edward III hammerd silver groat - 4th coinage Pre treaty

obv EDW*** G.REX. ****C. D.HYB

EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

27.68mm, 3.87g

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Series C

obv EDWARDVS.REX.ANGL.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

This is a rare coin as it has the legend of a half groat not a full groat as below ??

EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

2.13g,23.20mm

1350 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)
Stunning 1356 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Type F London mint 4.43g, 26.95mm

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Series D

Closed C & E's

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Edward III 1351 AD hammered silver groat (4 pence)(y)

1354-1355 Edward III hammered silver groat - Series E, fleur de lys on breast and tressures

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4.04g, 26.45mm

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - pre treaty 3rd coinage

obv ****RD.D.G.REX ANGL Z FRANC HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.29mm, 4.26g

1352- 1353 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) Series D Cross 1 - annulet stops, Pre treaty period

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z oFRANC oD oHYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

4.20g, 28.61mm

 

1340 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver groat - Post treaty period - North 1286

obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL F FRANC (IE)

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

23.84mm, 2.73g

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Inital mark

Cross 1 - 4.43g,25.69mm

obv EDWARD DIV REX ** HYB

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1a

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Series C, mint mark cross 1, Letters C & E closed - Lombardic M

obv E ***** DG.REX.ANGL.FRANC.****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

27.7mm, 4.08g

1363-1369 Edward III hammered silver groat - Treaty series - Mint mark Cross potent - double satire stops on rev

Obv EDWARD DEI G REX ANGL DNS HYB Z AQT

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre treaty period

Std F type

Obv EDWARD DG REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

 

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 - Letters C & E open

Obv EDWARD D.G. REX ANGL Z FRANCE D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1361-1369 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross potent - Treaty B - double annulet and satire stops - Normal N's

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL DNS HYB HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 3 Pre treaty

Obv EDWARD.D G .REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 4

Obv EDWARD DG REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1353 - May 1355 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre Treaty Series E York

Obv EDWARDVS o REX o AIIGLI o7o FRACI

Rev + POS/VI o DEV o /ADVIT/OREM

CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

22.87mm, 2.18g

1356 -61 Edward III hammered silver groat - 4th issue Pre Treaty period - Cross 3, Series G

Top arches not fleured - annulet stops

Obv + EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4.50g, 26.62mm

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1- Pre Treaty period

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1369-77 Edward III hammered silver groat - Post treaty period - Standard F type

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL FRANC D HIB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1361-9 Edward III hammered silver cut half groat - cross potent - Treaty period

Obv EDWARDVS DEI G REX ANGL DNS**

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Taco'd 1351 -61 Edward III hammered silver groat

Obv + EDWAR **** ANGL o Z FRANC hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

27.08mm

1351 - 2 Edward III hammered silver groat- Cross 1 - C open & E closed - Series C

Obv + EDWARD o D o G o REX ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat fragment

1351- 1352 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage series C - pre treaty period, 10 arches to tressure - Cross1

Obv + EDW *****ANGL oZo FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Series C

Obv + EDWARDVS DG REX Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre Treaty period

Top arches not fleured

Obv +EDWARD DG REX ANGL Z FRANC hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre treaty period, Annulet stops, Standard type F

Obv **RD DG **** FRANC o DhYB

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev outer + POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOII/DOII - London mint

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Type F

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

CIVITAS LONDON (Mint) (inner)

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat fragment

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Type F

Obv EDWARD DG ANGL REX Z FRANC D hYB

Rev POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

CIVITAS LONDON (Mint) (inner)

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Series C

obv EDWA***** FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence), annulet stops

obv EDWA***** REX ANGLZ FR **

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Fourth coinage: Pre Treaty -Series G - Std F type

Extra annulet in one qtr of reverse - annulet stops in reverse legend - annulet below bust

Obv + EDWARDo D G REX ANGL Z FRANCo oDo hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Ref North 1193

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - annulet below breast

Obv **REX ANGL Z FR***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Half Groats All mints ( 2 pence)

1356 -1361 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage Pre treaty period - Series G (b) annulet stops

Obv +EDWARDVS REX ANGL.I.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

3.40g,22.93mm

1361 - 1369 Edward III hammered silver half groat - treaty period

 

Obv EDWARD REX ANGLIE DNS HIB

Rev CIVITAS LON/DON - London mint

Interesting , never seen a half groat used as a pendant

1351-1361 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv EDW***REX DNS.F.FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage Series C

Obv EDWARDUS REX FRANC

Rev CIVI/TS/LON/DON - London mint

21.71mm, 2.29g

1340 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv ******S REX ANGL DNS **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Post treaty period

obv ********** ANGL F FRANC

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

18.89mm, 1.33g

1351-3 Edward III hammered silver half goat - Pre treaty Series C - no trefoils over crown, wedge tailed R, closed C & E

Obv EDWARDVS REX.ANGLI.Z. FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Edward III 1327 AD hammered silver half groat

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

Series C Mintmark Cross1

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351 - 1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series C - annulet stops, no trefoils over crown

Obv + EDWARDVS.REX.ANGL.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

June 1361-1369 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Treaty B - double annulet and satire stops, Treaty X

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

21.97mm, 2.24g

Don't have time to 'coo'k the crust off this yet to get full ID

14thC Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1351 - 3 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre Treaty series C

Closed C & E, 9 arches to tressure - no trefoils over crown

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLI Z FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1353-1355 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Cross 3, 9 arches to treasure, Trefoils on cusps unbarred N's - Series 3

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1351 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series B - 9 arches to treasure, Trefoils on cusps - open E & C's

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLI Z FRAN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1352-1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series D

Obv EDWARDVS REX AIIGL Z FRACI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

2.20g, 23.45mm

1361- 1369 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Treaty B London Coss Potent

Trefoil on breast - double annulet stops and satires

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL DNS HYB

Rev POSV/DEVM/+ADIVTO/REMEV

CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

 

April 1356 - June 1357 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series GA London

Annulet below bust - Fleurs in cusps and over crown

Obv EDWARDVS .REX.ANGLI FRANC

Rev - +POSV/VI.DEV/.ADIVT/OREM

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

July 1357 - June 1358 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre Treaty Series G - Ga type crown

9 arches to tressure - fleurs on cusps, none over crown

Obv EDWARDVS REX o ****

Rev **/DOII/CIVI/TAS - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON -London mint

1351- 1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat- Pre Treaty C, No cusps over crown- IM Cross 1- E&C's closed- N's reversed , wedge tail R

Lombaric M in reverse legend

+EDWARDVS o REX ****NC

Rev ****/VI+DEVo/ADIV/OREM/

CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv EDWARDVS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351-3 Edward III hammered silver half goat - Pre treaty Series C - no trefoils over crown, wedge tailed R, closed C & E

Obv EDWARDVS REX.ANGLI.Z. FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1352- 53 Edward III hammered silver half groat - no trefoils over crown - IM cross 1a

Pre treaty series D

Obv +EDWARDVS REX AIIGIL Z FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev DON/CIVI - London mint

Taco'd 1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv EDWARDVS REX.ANGLI.Z. FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351- 1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series C , annulet stop on obv, IM Cross 1, closed C&E, 9 arches to tressure, wedge tailed R

Obv +EDW**** REX ANGLI Z FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint