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Attractive Pedigreed Mary Portrait Testoon
Ex Brodie and Dundee Collections

CNG 109, Lot: 1023. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567. AR Testoon (29mm, 6.07 g, 2h). Third period, First widowhood. Edinburgh mint. Dated 1561. · MARIA · DEI · GRA · SCOTORVM · REGINA ·, bust left; date in tabula ansata below / · SALVVM · FAC · POPVLVM · TVVM · DOMINE ·, crowned coat-of-arms; crowned Ms flanking. Burns 4 and fig. 897; SCBC 5422. VF, deeply toned, some light die rust on obverse. Struck on a broad flan. Very rare and iconic type.


From the Dr. William E. Triest Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CXI.I (February 2003), no. SH0113; Norman Brodie Collection (Dix, Noonan, Webb, 8 October 2002), lot 58; Dundee Collection (Spink/Bowers & Ruddy, 19 February 1976), lot 203. .