Edward IV gold Quarter-Ryal, mm sun and crown, sun/rose by shield

World Coins - Edward IV gold Quarter-Ryal, mm sun and crown, sun/rose by shield
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Edward IV, first reign (1461-70), gold Quarter Ryal of two shillings and sixpence, quartered shield, sun to left, rose to right, E above, all within four arc tressure, trefoils in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, trefoil stops, initial mark sun (1467-68), EDWARD'x DIx GRAx REXx AnGL', rev. sunburst over cross ends with lis terminals, all within tressure of eight arcs, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, trefoil stops, initial mark crown (1467-68) EXALTABITVRx Inx GLORIA*, cinquefoil rose at end of legend, weight 1.91g (cf.Schneider 412; N.1560; S.1966). Lightly toned, some surface marks and light hairline short scratches in lettering, otherwise very fine and unusual with the rose at the end of the reverse legend, rare.
 
The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Edward by the Grace of God, King of England and"; and on the reverse "He shall be exalted in glory" a Psalm from the Bible.
The only similar examples in the Schneider Collection with a cinquefoil type rose in the reverse legend are number 412 which actually has three cinquefoils on the reverse as stops for each word with the same combination of mint marks as the coin offered here; and numbers 408 which has mint mark lis both sides and number 416 which has mint mark cross fitchee both sides.
Provenance:
Ex B. J. Dawson Coins before 2005.
Ex Michael Gietzelt Collection, Dix Noonan and Webb, Auction 166, 23rd January 2020, lot 10.

Price SKU: EM13562
£ 1,500.00
  • US$ 1,852.31
  • € 1,687.82
  • AUD 2,791.43
  • CHF 1,788.96
  • CAD 2,562.67

Rates for: 05/27/20

Ships from: United Kingdom