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Henry VI Gold Noble Obverse
Henry VI Gold Noble Reverse
Henry VI First Reign 1422-1461 London Mint 1422-1427

The Noble
The gold noble was first issued in 1344 under King Edward III. It was valued at 6/8, six shillings and eight pence, which is one third of a pound, or half a mark, the mark being a unit of exchange. They were last issued in 1464 during the first reign of Edward IV.

Obverse:
King standing facing in ship, with sword and shield.
HENRIC VI GRA REX ANGLO FRANC DNS HIB

Reverse:
"h" in centre of royal cross within a circle of eight tressures, crowned lions in the four angles.
IHC AUT TRANSIENS PER MEDIUM ILLORU IBAT

Seaby catalogue #1799

Our specimen is ex Pulham hoard.
Really good VF, except for some scratching and gouges at about 3 and 9 o'clock, particularly on the reverse, may have been mounted as brooch.

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Henry VI Gold Noble, good VFSold£750$1,235



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