Auction: 22027 - The "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins
The Remarkable "Ellerby Area" Hoard of English Gold Coins (1610-1727) | James I (1603-1625), Third Coinage, Crown Gold Issues [.917 Fine], Half-Laurel, 18 June 1624 - 7 July 1625, Tower, (m.m.) • IACOBVS • D • G • MA • BRI • FRA • ET • HIB • REX, fourth laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, small ties, value X behind, rev. HENRIC | ? ROSAS | REGNA (m.m.) | IACOBVS, no stops, long cross fleury over large crowned square-topped Royal shield with pointed base, bird-headed harp with four [?] strings, 4.35g, 2h, m.m. trefoil  / lys  (PAS: YORYM-18E848 = BM 2019 T668/34 this coin; Lingford II, 1113b/1108a; cf. Spink 256, 25 September 2018, lot 1701; Schneider II, 92/91; North 2117; Spink 2461A), superficial friction marks and struck soft on portrait, otherwise fair to fine, an interesting and rare pyx muling, with NGC 'Ellerby' Certification (#6380983-034)
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