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10701432

Ex Slaney, Raynes, Vaughan-Morgan, and Montagu Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 1432. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Angel (29mm, 5.10 g, 5h). First issue. Tower (London) mint; im: lis. Struck 1558-1560. (lis) ELIZABETH · D’ · G’ · ANG’ · FRAN’ · Z · HIB’ · REGI’ ·, Archangel Michael slaying dragon to lower right, spear topped by cross-crosslet; wire line inner circle / (lis) A · DNO’ · FACTVM · EST · ISTVD · Z · EST · MIRABI’, ship bearing shield and cross; Є and rose flanking cross; wire line inner circle. Brown & Comber C2 (this coin referenced); Schneider –; North 1979; SCBC 2513. Near EF. Well struck example of this rare first issue.


From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Slaney Collection (Part II, Spink 229, 14 May 2015), lot 279 (hammer £7500); William Luard Raynes Collection (Glendining, 15 February 1950), lot 123; Sir Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan Collection (Sotheby & Co., 17 June 1935), lot 53; H. Montagu Collection (Part 5, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 16 November 1897), lot 289 & plate III.