Auction 260  28-29 Sep 2022
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Lot 2196

Estimate: 20 000 GBP
Price realized: 16 000 GBP
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Portugal, Manuel I (1495-1521), Portugues of 10 Cruzados, Lisbon, i emanvel r portvgalie al c vl in a d g, i c n c ethiopie arabie persie, crowned shield flanked by two annulets, rev. in hoc signo vincees, cross, all ns on both sides retrograde, 35.36g/8h (Gomes 74.07; F 20). Contemporary (?) punch-mark on reverse, small bruise and minor marks on edge, otherwise about extremely fine, very rare


A specific gravity test carried out on this coin revealed the metal content to be 99.5% gold and 0.4% silver. Many specimens of this coin show a similar test mark, often in the same position. Some show signs of this being tooled out or repaired
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