Edwardian Sterlings

Marie of Artois, 1342/4-1353, Méraude

Arms of Artois.

Marie of Artois, Lady of Merode, born in 1291, was the fourth daughter of Philip of Artois and Blanche of Brittany.
He was the fifth son of John I and Mary of Artois. Because his four elder brothers all died childless between 1333 and 1337, he still became Marquis of Namur.
Marie married John I, Marquis of Namur, son of Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders and Marquis of Namur, and his second wife Isabelle of Luxembourg. They were married by contract in Paris on 6 March 1310, confirmed in Poissy, January 1313.
John granted her as dower the castle of Wijnendale in Flanders, ratified by the Count of Flanders (John's half-brother, Robert III) in 1313.

Source and more info: Wikipedia

Half sterling, Marie of Artois, Méraude, ca. 1344, Mayhew xx

Reign/Issue Authority:Marie of Artois
Denomination/Type:Half sterling
Mint:Méraude
Issue date:Ca. 1344
Weight:0,44 gr
Diameter:14x15 mm
Rarity:R5
Reference:Mayhew xx
Catalogue #:0257
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+mΛRIΛDCIΛRTOS'N
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MOn ЄTΛ MЄR ΛVD
Extra info:An unique halfpenny.