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Chateau De Ruffiac- restored in the century reflecting the French renaissance and overlooking the Dordogne valley

England's first traded gold coin was called the noble. This one comes from the reign of Edward III. Read more about Medieval English coins at http://andreacefalo.com/2014/10/27/halfpennies-farthings-and-nobles-a-guide-to-englands-medieval-coins/

Edward III noble - Noble (English coin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jen's grandfather collects these and they remind her of Cam's eyes

This English Medieval half noble from the fifteenth century was worth 8 groats or 40 pennies.

This English Medieval half noble from the fifteenth century was worth 8 groats or 40 pennies.

When the Italian gold coins by the name of Florins grew in popularity, the English decided to mint gold coins of their own. This is a English Medieval Quarter Noble from the reign of Edward III. A quarter noble was worth 20 English pennies or 4 Groats.

When the Italian gold coins by the name of Florins grew in popularity, the English decided to mint gold coins of their own. This is a English Medieval Quarter Noble from the reign of Edward III. A quarter noble was worth 20 English pennies or 4 Groats.

This is an English Medieval Groat from the reign of Edward III. A Groat was worth 4 silver pennies. As time passed, trade grew and many countries and duchies minted coins of greater value to make it easier to trade and carry coins.

Halfpennies, Farthings, and Nobles: A Guide to England’s Medieval Coins

This English Medieval Penny was minted during the time of King John and bears his likeness. 12 pennies made up a schilling and 240 of them made up a pound.   King John

This English Medieval Penny was minted during the time of King John and bears his likeness. 12 pennies made up a schilling and 240 of them made up a pound.

As the name suggests, and English halfpenny was worth half a silver penny. These were minted during the reign of Henry IV.

As the name suggests, and English halfpenny was worth half a silver penny. These were minted during the reign of Henry IV.