EDWARD I (1272-1307)
obv. Bust facing in quatrefoil, trefoil-shaped
ornaments in spandrils. Tall central fleur to crown with spear-heads
at sides, drapery in one curved piece with no ornament below bust,
triple pellot stops.
EDWARDVS : DI : GRA : REX : ANGL' :
(Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England)
(City of London)
DNS HIBNE DUX AQUT
(Lord of Ireland, Duke of Aquitaine)
marks to right of bust but a very fine and extremely rare in this condition
with no trace of mounting or gilding.
Annals of the Coinage of Great Britain, Rudings
Under the date 1227 Grafton is recorded as saying that
"A Parliament was holden in London in which it was ordered that the
English Grote should be coined at a certeine weighte, and of the one
side the Kings picture, and on the other side a cross, as large fully
as the Grote to advoyd clippying".
The majority of Edward I were made into broaches or mounted in
some way. It is usual to find them gilded although in recent times
the gilding has been removed. The coinage was not popular and it
was not continued.
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