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

Lot nuber 1387

IRELAND. Lambert Simnel, as 'Edward VI'. 1487. AR Groat (23mm, 1.45 g, 4h). ‘Three Crowns’ coinage, third issue. Waterford mint. Muled with obverse of Henry VII.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1387.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 4 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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IRELAND. Lambert Simnel, as 'Edward VI'. 1487. AR Groat (23mm, 1.45 g, 4h). ‘Three Crowns’ coinage, third issue. Waterford mint. Muled with obverse of Henry VII. hЄNR ICVS DOM [...], crowned coat-of-arms within quatrefoil; mullets in lower angles / CIVI [TΛS WATER FORD], three crowns over cross botonnée; below, retrograde Є engraved over h. G. Brady et al, “The Lambert Simnel Coinage–An Enquiry” in NumCirc CIII.8 (October 1995), p. 301, fig. 2 (this coin); SCBI –; D&F 189; SCBC 6430A. Clipped. Toned. VF. Extremely rare.

From the Arthur M. Fitts III Collection. Ex Baldwin’s 40 (3 May 2005), lot 373; Millennial Collection (Whyte’s, 29 April 2000), lot 123, purchased from E. Szauer, circa 1968.

Lambert Simnel was one of several Yorkist pretenders to the throne in the early years of Henry VII’s reign. A puppet in the hands a priest named Richard Simons, Simnel was taken to Ireland under the pretence he was Edward Plantagenet, 17th Early of Warwick and great-nephew to Edward IV. In Ireland there was considerable support for the Yorkist cause and in Dublin Cathedral on 24 May 1487 Simnel, then about ten years old, was crowned Edward VI. Coins, today very rare, were issued in his name at Dublin and Waterford. An invasion of England followed however the rebellion ended with defeat at the Battle of Stoke Field in Nottinghamshire on 16 June 1487. Henry VII pardoned Simnel and the young lad was put to work in the king’s kitchen.

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.