Edwardian Sterlings

William, 1337-1391, Namur and Méraude

Arms of Namur.

William I, Marquis of Namur, the Rich, (1324 - 1 October 1391) was Count of Namur from 1337 until his death.
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.
William participated in the Hundred Years' War on the side of the English. Despite this, Namur itself remained at peace, except for a revolt of the weavers in 1351. He was defeated and taken prisoner in the Battle of Baesweiler in 1371.
He first married on February 13 1348 with Jeanne of Hainault, daughter of John of Beaumont and Margaret of Soissons. Jeanne died 2 years later form the Black Death without children.
William remarried in March 1352 with Catherine of Savoy, daughter of Louis II of Savoy, baron of Vaud, and Isabella of Châlon. They had 3 children.

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Sterling, William I, The Rich, Namur, ca. 1348, Mayhew 361

Reign/Issue Authority:William I, The Rich
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Namur
Issue date:Ca. 1348
Weight:0,99 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 361
Catalogue #:0037
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+GVILЄLMVSCOMЄS
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:nΛM VRC ЄnS IS+
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Sterling, William I, The Rich, Namur, ca. 1348, Mayhew 361

Reign/Issue Authority:William I, The Rich
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Namur
Issue date:Ca. 1348
Weight:0,83 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 361
Catalogue #:0036
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+GVILЄLMVSCOMЄS
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:nΛM VRC ЄnS IS+
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Half sterling, William I, The Rich, Namur, ca. 1348, Mayhew 361

Reign/Issue Authority:William I, The Rich
Denomination/Type:Half sterling
Mint:Namur
Issue date:Ca. 1348
Weight:0,53 gr
Diameter:10x17 mm
Rarity:S
Reference:Mayhew 361
Catalogue #:0249
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+GVILЄLMV[SCOMЄS]
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:[nΛM VRC] ЄnS IS+
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Sterling, William I, The Rich, Meraude, ca. 1348, Mayhew 365

Reign/Issue Authority:William I, The Rich
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:Meraude
Issue date:Ca. 1348
Weight:1,04 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 365
Catalogue #:0159
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWILLЄLMVSCOMVB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:MOИ ЄTΛ MЄR ΛDE
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