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Handsome Bristol Ryal

CNG 106, Lot: 1121. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

YORK. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AV Ryal – Rose Noble (33.5mm, 7.73 g, 1h). Second (Light) coinage, type VII. Bristol mint; im: crown. Struck 1466-1467. ЄD WΛRD’ · DI : GRΛ’ · RЄX · ΛnGL’ · Z · FRΛnC · DnS’ · I · B’ · (trefoil and double trefoil stops throughout), Edward standing facing in ship, holding sword and shield; Є on banner at stern, rose on hull, B in waves / (crown) IҺC’ ΛVT’, TRΛnSIЄnS · PЄR mЄDIVm · ILLORVm IBΛT, rose over sun with fleurs, crowns, and lions; large fleurs in spandrels. Blunt & Whitton Type VII, var. 2; Schneider –; North 1550; SCBC 1953. Good VF, lightly toned. A well struck example. Rare.

Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, 956 (incorrectly cataloged as SCBC 1954); Ure Collection (Rasmussen FPL 1, Summer 2001), no. C31; Gibbs Collection (Spink 67, 16 November 1988), lot 21; Dr. E. Carter Collection (bought en block by A. H. Baldwin, 1950). Coin includes two tickets in Carter’s hand (Eaglen C18), the Baldwin stock ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell (Eaglen D01E), and two recent collector tickets.