Edward VI (1547-53), Sovereign, third period, 1550-1553, mintmark tun both sides, possibly over Y on reverse. Half-length figure of the king orientated to the right, wearing jewelled outer layer crown and in armour, holding sword in right hand and cupping orb in left, double linear circles, legend reads :EDWARD’. VI: D’: G’. AGL’: FRA’. Z: HIBER’: REX: Rev, crowned quartered shield of arms with lion and dragon supporters flanking, ER set in cartouche below with scrolls surrounding within beaded inner linear circle, legend reads ::IHS’. AVTE’. TRANCI’. PER: MEDIV’. ILLOR’. IBAT, 11.15g (N.1927; S.2450; Schneider 691).
A splendid example of this classic issue, with rich golden toning, especially well struck in the kings armour and portrait.
Good very fine, parts nearer extremely fine, very minor scratch in obverse field, rare, with an excellent supporting provenance.
Ex Slaney Part II – 14TH May 2015, Lot 292