The Collection of Scottish Coins formed by Michael Gietzelt (16 September 2020)

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2020

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Mary (1542-1567), First period, Abbey Crown (Écu), mm. star on obv., crown on rev., crowned shield flanked by cinquefoils, rev. cross fleury, thistles in angles, reads seqvarmvr, unbarred as, 3.32g/3h (SCBI 35, 976-7 and SCBI 58, 34, same dies; B 3, fig. 808, same dies; S 5390). Lightly creased, otherwise good very fine, very rare £4,000-£5,000


Provenance: V.M. Brand Collection; S. Fay [’Dundee’] Collection, Spink/Bowers & Ruddy Auction (Los Angeles), 19 February 1976, lot 113; bt Spink