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Triton XXI, Lot: 1434. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Half Pound (31mm, 5.70 g, 11h). Second issue. Tower (London) mint; im: cross-crosslet. Struck 1560-1561. (cross-crosslet) ELIZABETH (triple pellets) D’ · G’ · ANG’ · FRA’ ET · HI’ · REGINA, crowned bust left (B&C bust 3C) / (cross-crosslet) SCVTVM : FIDEI : PROTEGET : EAM, crowned coat of arms; E R flanking. Cf. Brown & Comber G5/G6-7 (for obv./rev.); Schneider 738 var. (stop after SCVTVM); North 1982; SCBC 2520. Good VF, lightly toned, minor weakness on reverse. Strong portrait of Elizabeth.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection.