Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 5  15 Mar 2022
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Lot 32

Starting price: 1600 GBP
Price realized: 3200 GBP
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Edward IV, first reign (1461-70), "Rose" Ryal of Ten Shillings, light coinage (1465-70), London, King standing in ship holding sword and shield, ship rigging with three ropes to left, one rope to right, E on flag at stern, rose on hull, trefoil stops both sides, initial mark crown on reverse only (1468-9), ED WARD. DI. GRA. REX. AnGL. Z. FRAnC. .DnS. I.B., rev. rose at centre on sunburst, over cross with lis terminals, crown over lion in each angle, all within beaded and linear tressure of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, IhC' AVT'. TRAnSIEnS. PER. mEDIVm. ILLORVm. IBAT., 7.69g (Schneider 366; N.1549; S.1951). Some digs to reverse, otherwise a pleasing and well-struck example, about extremely fine.

The Latin legends on the obverse translate to "Edward by the Grace of God, King of England, Lord of Ireland"; and on the reverse "But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way" taken from the Bible.

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