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CNG 111, Lot: 1097. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

PLANTAGENET. Richard II. 1377-1399. AV Noble (34mm, 7.62 g, 5h). First issue, Type 1b. Tower (London) mint. (annulet) RIC ΛRD‘ D G RЄX ΛnGL (retrograde Z) FRΛnC‘ D hIB (retrograde Z) AQ‘, Richard standing facing in ship with bowsprit, holding sword and shield; ornaments 1-11-11-1, ropes 3/1, quatrefoils 5/43, lis 1-2-1 / + IҺ’C ΛVTЄm TRΛnSIЄnS PЄR mЄDIVm ILLORVm IBΛT, voided short cross potent over cross fleurée; in each angle, crown over lion passant over trefoil; at center, R within quadrilobe; all within polylobe, with trefoils in spandrels, double saltire stops. Schneider 126 var. (no stop at end of rev. legend; same obv. die); North 1302; SCBC 1654. Good VF, light reddish gold tone. Good portrait.

Ex CNG inventory 910039 (October 2011); Marion A. Sinton Collection (Triton III, 30 November 1999).