Edward IV Quarter-Ryal mintmark cross fitchee

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Edward IV Quarter-Ryal mintmark cross fitchee

Edward IV, first reign (1461-70), gold Quarter Ryal of two shillings and sixpence, quartered shield, rose to left, sun to right, E above, all within four arc tressure, trefoils in spandrels, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, saltire stops, initial mark long cross fitchee (1469-70) both sides, +EDWARD'x Dix GRAx REXx AnGLx Zx rev. sunburst over cross ends with lis terminals, all within tressure of eight arcs, Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding, trefoil stops, +EXALTABITVR. In. GLORIA. weight 1.88g (cf.Schneider 416; N.1560; S.1966). Waterworn and a little crimped with associated surface marks, otherwise good fine and the rarest mint mark for the denomination.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Edward by the Grace of God, King of England and"; and on the reverse "He shall be exalted in glory" a Psalm from the Bible.

 

Provenance:

Ex Baldwin Auction 44, 2nd May 2006, lot 756.

BM01669

£1,500
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