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Edward III became King of England

01 Feb 2019  Fri

1st February 1327, was a day when the teenaged Edward III was crowned King of England.

Edward III was born on 13 November 1312 at Windsor Castle to Edward II and Isabella of France. He was crowned at age fourteen after his father was deposed by his mother. He transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe.

King Edward III was an enormously admired and feared knight. The large part of his reign took place during the Hundred Years War with France. Edward III established the Order of the Garter, inspired by the round table of King Arthur. In the same year of Order's birth, the above-shown coin was minted.

This double leopard of Edward III is the earliest known gold coin minted in England. It belongs to the third coinage of King Edwards III from 1344 to 1351 AD. Their only three specimens of this gold coin have survived for centuries. It is one of the most valuable coins of the English monetary history.

Edward III reigned until his death in 1377. His long reign of 50 years was the second longest in medieval England.

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