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Code: 10244

Richard II, 1377-99 Gold Noble
Tower Mint London, Class IIIA. Fine style.
Obverse: The King standing in a ship with upright sword and quartered shield, beaded circle surrounding legend: RIC ARDxx DIxxGxx REXxx AnGL xZx FRAnCxx Dxx hIBxx Zxx AQT
Reverse: R at centre of ornamental cross with lis terminals, crowns over lions in angles, all within a beaded and linear tressure, fleurs in spandrels, legend: +IhCxx AVTEmxx TRAnSIEnSxx PERxx mEDIVxx ILLORVMxx IBAT
S.1656, Schneider 160-162.
Toned, a little weakly struck as usual for the issue otherwise a good very fine.
7.7 grams, 35 mm in diameter.