Auction: 14007 - Ancient, British and Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals
Lot: 540

Henry VII (1485-1509), Sovereign, 15.37g, Tower mint, type III, m.m. dragon, king seated on high-backed embellished throne, greyhound and dragon on side pillars, fleur-de-lis dispersed in field, rev. shield on Tudor rose surrounded by alternating lis and leopards, all within pelleted and solid line tressure (SCBI 23 Ashmolean, No.78, Pl. VI; Schneider 549, Pl. 51 - same dies; Stewartby type C, p.421; N.1691; S.2174), light weakness of strike to King's robe corresponding on reverse, fractional areas of double striking in obverse legend, otherwise a magnificent specimen with extensive lustre and much as struck, the fine detail to the king's face and throne particularly resplendent, extremely fine and very rare

provenance
E. C. Carter, collection purchased by Baldwin's1950

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Sold for £310,000

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