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Triton XXI, Lot: 1414. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Henry VII. 1485-1509. AV Angel (27.5mm, 5.18 g, 10h). Type V. Tower (London) mint; im: cross-crosslet. Struck 1505-1509. (cross crosslet) ҺЄnRIC’ : DI’ : GRΛ’ : RЄX : ΛGLIЄ’ : Z : FRΛ’ (double saltire stops), Archangel Michael slaying dragon to lower right, spear topped by cross-crosslet, small saltire to left of halo / (cross crosslet) PЄR · CRVCЄ’ · TVΛ’ · SΛLVΛ · nOS · XPЄ’ · RЄD’ (saltire stops), ship bearing shield and cross, h and rose flanking cross. P&W Group II(b)2, obv. die 10; SCBI 23 (Ashmolean), 49 var. (stops on rev.); Schneider 535 var. (saltire at end of rev.; same obv. die); North 1698; SCBC 2187. VF, weakly struck in parts.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 41 (19 March 1997), lot 2945.

The cross-crosslet on the reverse appears to have been engraved in the die over a different mark, possibly a pheon or a scallop.