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Handsome Richard III Angel

Triton XXI, Lot: 1412. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AV Angel (27mm, 7h). Type III. London mint; im: halved sun & rose 2. (halved sun & rose) RICΛD’ · DI · GRΛ · RЄX ΛnGL · (retrograde Z) FRΛnC : (single and double saltire stops), Archangel Michael slaying dragon to lower right, spear topped by cross-crosslet / (halved sun & rose) PЄR CRVCЄ · TVΛ · SΛLVΛ nOS XPЄ · RЄDЄmPT (saltire stops), ship bearing shield and cross, R and rose flanking cross. Winstanley 15; Schneider 498; North 1677; SCBC 2152. In NGC encapsulation, graded AU 58. Rare.


From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Sharps Pixley Collection (Spink 72, 9 November 1989), lot 9; Glendining’s (26 November 1980), lot 11; L. E. Bruun Collection (Sotheby & Co., 18 May 1925), lot 522.