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3800699
380, Lot: 699. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AR Testoon (33mm, 7.35 g, 2h). Third coiange. Southwark mint; im: S/(E over Є). Struck 1544-1547. S · hEnRIC · 8 : [D’·] G’· ΛGL’· FRΛ’· Z · HIB’· REX · (saltire stops), crowned facing bust / (E over Є) · · · CIVITΛS · · · LOnDOn · · · (parsley leaf stops), crowned rose; crowned h R flanking. Jacob O9/–; Whitton p. 308, (4) var. (obv. stops; Edward VI); North 1842; SCBC 2367. Near VF, toned, usual minor porosity, small graffiti ‘FI’ on reverse. Attractive portrait.


Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb 104 (5 December 2012), lot 177.

Whitton attributes this rare over-mintmark variety to the reign of Edward VI, while North includes it in his listing for Henry VIII and Jacob entirely overlooks it.