Ancient, British and World Coins, Numismatic Books (9 December 2010)

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Date of Auction: 9th December 2010

Sold for £980

Estimate: £200 - £250

MDXLIX, Tower I, mm. arrow, bust 1, transposed legends, 3.68g/7h (N 1918/1; S 2465). Striking crack at 9 o’clock and centres a little weak but face clear, nearly very fine, rare £200-250

Footnote

Provenance: P.D. Greenall Collection, Part II, Baldwin Auction 13, 28 May 1997, lot 1803.

The testoon or shilling, revived as a base silver denomination in 1549, was cried down to sixpence on 16 August 1551, hence the inclusion of coins of this denomination in the collection