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24 May 2022

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№ 65


24 May 2022

Hammer Price:

Edward III (1327-1377), Purse Bar, 14th century, brass, 3.9cm long by 2cm high by 5mm wide; cross pattée (similar to the mintmark on the coins) in shape and pierced through the centre for a suspension loop; short projecting arms with rounded terminals, one side still has the top of the frame for the purse. Fine with green patina, very rare, an unrecorded type £60-£80

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Romney Marsh Hoard of Edward III (1327–1377) Nobles.

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Provenance: From the Romney Marsh (Kent) Hoard, found October 2018 (PAS KENT-056190; BM 2018T845)

Recorded on the PAS database as a variant of Williams type E and dated to 1450-1550. However, this hoard of coins was deposited in the 1360s; the evident wear and missing loop, indicating substantial use, suggest that this purse bar dates from the 1350s or earlier