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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2020

Sold for £5,500

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Mary (1542-1567), First period, Testoon, type I, 1553, mm. cinquefoil on obv., cross on rev., crowned bust right, no stops before or after legend, rev. crowned shield flanked by cinquefoils, 4.71g/5h (Murray E4, this coin; SCBI 35, 1000-1, and SCBI 58, 284, same dies; B 1, fig. 780; S 5401). Some light scratches, otherwise good fine, the portrait clear, very rare £4,000-£5,000

Footnote

Provenance: R.W. Cochran-Patrick Collection, Sotheby Auction, 30-1 March 1936, lot 237; Earl of Haddington Collection, Glendining Auction, 28-9 June 1938, lot 263; Lord Grantley Collection, Part V, Glendining Auction, 18-19 May 1944, lot 1759; A Distinguished Collection of Scottish Coins and Medals, Spink Auction 20, 31 March 1982, lot 155; R.A. Macpherson Collection, DNW Auction 83, 30 September 2009, lot 4086