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Exceptional Dutch Sovereign Weight

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 2175. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Edward VI. 1547-1553. Æ Sovereign Coin Weight (5.25 g, 12h). For use in Antwerp. Dated [15]99. Crowned bust right; E to left, rose to right / Right hand raised; 9 9 across upper field, C P across lower field; all within wreath. Houben p. 14, F4; Dieudonné pl. VII, 21. Good VF, exceptional green patina.

This coin weight was made in 1599 for use at Antwerp to measure the weight of gold sovereigns of Edward VI.