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

Lot nuber 1309

TUDOR. Henry VII. 1485-1509. AV Angel (28mm, 5.14 g, 5h). Type I. Tower (London) mint; im: lis over halved sun & rose/halved sun & rose. Struck 1485-1487.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1309.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

British, Gold

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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TUDOR. Henry VII. 1485-1509. AV Angel (28mm, 5.14 g, 5h). Type I. Tower (London) mint; im: lis over halved sun & rose/halved sun & rose. Struck 1485-1487. (lis over halved sun & rose) hЄnRIC’· DI’· GRΛ’· RЄX ΛnGL’· Z FRΛnC : : (saltire and double saltire stops), hЄnRIC over RICΛRD, Archangel Michael slaying dragon / (halved sun & rose) PЄR CRVCЄ’· TVΛ’· SΛLVΛ · nOS · XPЄ’· RЄDЄmPT (saltire stops), ship bearing coat-of-arms and cross, h and rose flanking cross. Potter & Winstanley dies lis on sun & rose 1/sun & rose 2 (unlisted combination); SCBI 23 (Ashmolean) –; Schneider 503 (same obv. die); North 1694; SCBC 2180. Slightly off centre. VF. Extremely rare.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular XCVIII.8 (October 1990), no. 5885; Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 599 (July 1968), no. G1064.

Richard III was slain at the Battle of Bosworth on 22 August 1485. Here we find an Angel obverse die prepared for Richard but repurposed for use by the victor at Bosworth, Henry Tudor; hENRIC has been engraved over RICARD.

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For an Irish Groat of Richard III and a very rare Groat of the Yorkist pretender Lambert Simnel from the Fitts collection see lots 1386 and 1387 below.

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.