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89001918

Attractive Eight Testerns

Triton XV, Lot: 1918. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $32000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Eight Testerns (41mm, 27.33 g, 12h). ‘Portcullis’ money. Tower mint; im: O. Struck for the East India Company, early 1601. : ELIZABETH · D’ · G’ · ANG’ · FR’ · ET · HIB’ · REGINA ·, crowned coat-of-arms; crowned E R across field / : POSVI · DEVM · ADIVTOREM · MEVM ·, crowned portcullis. BCW 0-1C/0-a; North -; SCBC 2607A. With NGC ticket, graded AU 50, attractively toned. Very rare, and among the finest known.


Ex St. James’s 13 (6 May 2010), lot 554 (cover coin); Classical Numismatic Group 67 (22 September 2004), lot 2021 (back cover coin); John J. Pittman Collection (David Akers Numismatics, 6 August 1999), lot 3744; Stack’s (27 September 1951), lot 651.