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

Lot nuber 1303

YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AR Halfgroat (19mm, 1.47 g, 2h). Type 3. London mint; im: halved sun & rose 2/–. Struck June 1484–22 August 1485.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1303.
 Estimated: $ 7 500

British, Silver

Sold For $ 10 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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YORK (Restored). Richard III. 1483-1485. AR Halfgroat (19mm, 1.47 g, 2h). Type 3. London mint; im: halved sun & rose 2/–. Struck June 1484–22 August 1485. (halved sun & rose) RICΛRD DI GRΛ RЄX ΛnGL Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches / (halved sun & rose) POSVI DЄVm A DIVTOR Є mЄVm/ CIVI TAS LOn DOn (saltire stops), long cross pattée; trefoils in quarters. MHG dies 6/2vi, 21 (this coin); Lockett I 1662; North 1682; SCBC 2162. Toned. VF. A coin of great rarity with an exceptional provenance.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Baldwin’s 69 (3 May 2011), lot 602; Eric J. Harris Collection; Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 536 (January 1963), no. H1423; Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin 488 (January 1959), no. X161; R.C. Carlyon-Britton (purchased en bloc by Seaby, circa 1958); G. R. Blake Collection (Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 456 [May 1956]), no. BL75; J. Shirley-Fox Collection; B. Roth Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 19 July 1917), lot 232; J. G. Murdoch Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 31 March 1903), lot 380; S. Rostron Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge 16 May 1892), lot 99; H. Montagu Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 7 May 1888), lot 159; S. Addington Collection (purchased en bloc by H. Montagu, 1883); R.M. Murchison Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 27 June 1864), lot 105; Rev. J.W. Martin Collection (S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson, 23 May 1859), lot 128; T. Dimsdale Collection (Sotheby, 6 July 1824), lot 482; S. Tyssen Collection (Leigh & Sotheby, 6 December 1802), lot 213.


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.