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Netherlands, Gorinchem. Rozenobel zonder jaar (1585-1590)

Netherlands, Gorinchem. Rozenobel zonder jaar (1585-1590)

This is an imitation of the English Rose Nobel by Edward IV (1461-1483). In the English coin trade, this coin is incorrectly referred to as Flemish noble. However, this concerns a rose noble who has nothing to do with Flanders. It was struck in the city of Gorinchem, which administratively fell under the seigniory of Arkel. The rose obelle was the largest gold piece of the time and was valued at 9 guilders.

Obverse: Prince with sword and weapon in ship, flag with Gothic E on stern ED – ∴ – VΛRD('∴) DI('∴) GRΛ('∴) REX'∴ ΛNG'∴ ET'∴ FRΛN' – DNS' ∴ (IB'∴).
Reverse : Radiant sun on flowered cross, in the corners crowned leopard crown IHC'∴ ΛVT'∴ TRNSIENS'∴ PER'∴ MEDIVM'∴ ILLORVM'∴ IBΛT∴. The circumscription shows some interesting spellings. For example, the A in TRANSIENS is missing on the reverse, but instead of Z FRAN is written in full ET FRAN on the obverse.

Material: Au content unknown to me
Weight : 7.53 grams
Reference : CNM.2.18.4 / Delm. 825ter. / Friedberg 80a.
Quality : VF-XF everything reasonably legible PLEASE NOTE! Defects in the coin plate

The quality indication is MuntMarkt's professional assessment, but take a good look at the images for your own impression.

This lot will be shipped registered and sufficiently insured.

Country/province Netherlands, Gorinchem
Denomination Rozenobel
Year/Period and Variation zonder jaar (1585-1590)
Precious metal Gold
Condition Ungraded
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