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10901024

Very Rare Mary Portrait Half Testoon

CNG 109, Lot: 1024. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. AR Half Testoon (27mm, 2.86 g, 10h). Third period, First widowhood countermarked for revaluation of 1578. Edinburgh mint. Dated 1561. · MARIA · DEI · GRA · SCOTORVM · REGINA ·, bust left; date in tabula ansata below; c/m: crowned thistle / · SALVVM · FAC · POPVLVM · TVVM · DOMINE ·, crowned coat-of-arms; crowned Ms flanking. For host coin: Burns 2 and fig. 902; SCBC 5423; for c/m: SCBC, vol. 2, p. 76. Host coin Near VF; c/m VF, toned, creased and associated minor edge split. Very rare.


From the Dr. William E. Triest Collection. Ex UBS 58 (27 January 2004), lot 2339.