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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1302

YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AR Groat (26mm, 2.88 g, 11h). York mint; im: halved sun & rose 2/–.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1302.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

British, Silver

Sold For $ 13 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AR Groat (26mm, 2.88 g, 11h). York mint; im: halved sun & rose 2/–. (halved sun & rose) RICΛRD’· DI · GRΛ · RЄX ΛnGL · Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches; lis at lower cusps / (halved sun & rose) POSVI DЄVm · A DIVTOR Є’· mЄVm/ CIVI TAS ЄBO RACI(saltire stops), long cross pattée; trefoils in quarters. Winstanley 17.2 = Lockett Collection Part II, 1665 (same rev. die); MEG p. 46; North 1681; SCBC 2159. Slight double strike in reverse legend. Toned. VF. Strong portrait. Very rare.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection, purchased privately from Classical Numismatic Group, Summer 2016. Ex Dix, Noonan, & Webb 135 (21 March 2016), lot 585.

Groats of the very rare York mint are not well struck and this is an exceptionally fine example.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.