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Impressive Eight Testerns

CNG 106, Lot: 1128. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Eight Testerns (41mm, 26.85 g, 1h). ‘Portcullis’ money. Tower (London) mint; im: O. Struck for the Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies (East India Company), early 1600/1. O : ELIZABETH · D’ · G’ · ANG’ · FR’ · ET · HIB’ · REGINA ·, crowned coat-of-arms; crowned E R across field / O : POSVI · DEVM · ADIVTOREM · MEVM ·, crowned portcullis. BCW 0-1C/0-a; North –; SCBC 2607A. VF, toned. Rare.

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Stephen Harvey, 2000. Ex Marian A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 30 November 1999), lot 1519.