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Elizabeth I Enthroned

569277. SOLD $79500

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AV Sovereign (43mm, 15.40 g, 5h). Sixth issue. Tower (London) mint; im: escallop. Struck 1584-1586. ELIZABETH · D’· G’· ANG FRA’· ET · HIB · REGINA ·, Elizabeth, holding lis-tipped scepter in right hand, left hand set on globus cruciger propped on her knee, seated facing on ornate throne with pellets on back and pillars with single pellets; all within tressure of arches; portcullis (with chains) below / (escallop) A · DNO’· FACTV’· EST · ISTVD · ET · EST · MIRAB’ · IN · OCVLIS · NRS’·, coat-of-arms at center of Tudor rose. Brown & Comber A12; Schneider 781; North 2529; SCBC 2529. In NGC encapsulation 5956760-001, graded AU 58 Star. Richly toned with flashes of luster. A most attractive coin with a charming portrait.

Ex G. Hamilton-Smith (Glendining’s, 23 May 1927), lot 16; W. Talbot Ready (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15 November 1920), lot 589.