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Triton XXIV  19-20 Jan 2021
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Lot 1404

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Estimate: 20 000 USD
Price realized: 38 000 USD

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STUART. Charles I. 1625-1649. Pattern AR Shilling (29mm, 9.15 g, 6h). By Nicholas Briot. CAR · D : G · MA G · BRIT · FR · ET · HIB · REX · (lozenge and double lozenge stops), crowned, armored, and mantled bust right; · в · below / · FIDEI · DEFENSOR · (lozenge stops), crowned coat-of-arms within garter. MI 375/271; Brooker 1261 (this coin); North 2664. A masterpiece by Briot. Richly toned with underlying luster. Superb EF. Of the highest rarity and with an exceptional provenance.

Ex M. Hughes Collection (Spink 139, 16 November 1999), lot 153; H. Selig Collection (Spink 70, 31 May 1989), lot 223; R.S. James Collection (Spink 31, 12 May 1983), lot 235; J. G. Brooker Collection 1115; H. L. Farquhar Collection (Glendining's, 25 April 1955), lot 150; T. Bliss Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 22 March 1916), lot 401; H. Montagu Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 11 November 1896), lot 399; W. Brice Collection (purchased by H. Montagu, 1887); J.B. Bergne Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 20 May 1873), lot 851; Lt.-Col. W. Durrant Collection (Sotheby & Co., 19 April 1847), lot 682; Duke of Devonshire Collection (Christie & Manson, 26 March 1844), lot 135.

We can trace no other example of this beautiful coin in private hands.
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