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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 1048

SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. Fantasy AR Testoon (31mm, 5.60 g, 1h). Third period, first widowhood. William Taylor, engraver(?). Dated 1561 (though struck by Emery, 1840s).


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 1048.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

British, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. Fantasy AR Testoon (31mm, 5.60 g, 1h). Third period, first widowhood. William Taylor, engraver(?). Dated 1561 (though struck by Emery, 1840s). MARIA · DEI · GRA · SCOTORVM · REGINA ·, bust left, wearing ruff; tablet below / + DA · PACEM · DOMINE 1561, crowned coat-of-arms; stars flanking. Pagan, “Mr. Emery’s Mint,” in BNJ 40 (1971), 97. Richly toned. EF.

In the early 1840s, a glut of counterfeit ancient and British coins appeared on the London market. The forgeries were struck by an individual by the name of Emery, possibly a London plate glass maker. The dies are of fine quality and have been suggested to be the work of William Taylor, a notorious engraver also responsible for the 1847 Liberian coinage and many of the restrikes of Soho mint issues.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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