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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 2273. Estimate $5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AV Angel (5.12 g, 8h). First coinage. Tower mint; mm: crowned portcullis with chains, circa 1513-1526. hEnRIC9 x VIII9 x DI' x GRA x REX AnGL' Z x FR x xx, Archangel Michael slaying the Dragon / (pheon) PER xx CRVCE' x TVA' x SALVA x nOS x XPC' x RD', ship bearing shield and cross, h and rose flanking cross. Whitton p. 187, iii; cf. Schneider 561; North 1760; SCBC 2265. Near EF. Struck on a well-rounded flan, rare thus. ($5000)

From the Andrew Wayne Collection. Ex Spink 164, (23 July 2003), lot 400 and back cover (mm. incorrectly listed as castle with chains).