Choice Pinecone-mascle Issue Noble
LANCASTER. Henry VI.
First reign, 1422-1461. AV Noble (33mm, 6.95 g, 2h). Pinecone-mascle issue. Tower (London) mint. Struck 1431-1432/3. ƌ ENˆiý ռ Di ռ ŷˆ¨ ռ ˆEҞ ⅺ ¨NŷȄ= # ⎜ # fˆ¨Ný= DNS ƌiÝ
, Henry standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; annulet to left of hand; ornaments: 1–1–1 / Ⴀ iƌý ռ ¨ѝͿ= ռ Ϳˆ¨NSiENS ռ ʖEˆ ⅺ MEDiѝM ռ iǣǣɨˆѝ iÝ¨Ϳ
+, cross fleurée over voided short cross potent; at center, ƌ
within quatrefoil; in each angle, crown above lion passant; all within double polylobe, with annulet in one spandrel and trefoil in all others; lis by head of lion in second quarter. Whitton, Heavy
29 var. (stops); Schneider –; North 1457; SCBC 1824. EF, attractive golden tone. Very rare.
Ex Spink 97 (‘Spectacular English gold coins’, 13 May 1993), lot 3; Richard Cyrill Lockett Collection (English Part II, Glendining, 11 October 1956), lot 1433.