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10700989

Two Rare Gold Fractions

Triton XXI, Lot: 989. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Henri II. 1547-1559. AV Demi-Henri d’or (18mm, 1.79 g, 6h). Rouen mint; mm: pellet under 14th letter. Dated 1553. HENRICVS · II · D · G · FRAN · REX ·, cuirassed bust right / (star) DVM · TOTVM · COMPLEAT · ORBEM · 1553, cross fleurée composed of four Hs; B within quatrefoil at center, alternating lis and crescents in quarters. Duplessy 973; Ciani –; Friedberg 369. VF. Very rare.


Reportedly ex E. Gariel Collection (M. H. Hoffmann, 27 April 1885), lot 2034.