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BM02823

William and Mary 1692 Halfcrown

Regular price £2,750
Regular price Sale price £2,750

William and Mary (1688-94), silver Halfcrown, 1692, conjoined laureate and draped busts right, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, GVLIELMVS. ET. MARIA. DEI. GRATIA, rev. crowned cruciform shields, Lion of Nassau at centre, date surrounding reading around centre, WM monogram in angles, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, MAG. BR. FR. ET HI. REX. ET. edge inscribed in raised letters, .+.DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN. ANNO. REGNI. QVARTO.+. weight 14.93g (Bull 853; ESC 517; S.3436). Toned with one light rim flaw below busts, slight adjustment weakness on breast and at corresponding part of reverse, otherwise good very fine.

The Latin legend translate as on the obverse "William and Mary, by the grace of God," and on the reverse "King and Queen of Great Britain, France and Ireland" additionally on the edge "An ornament and a safeguard, in the fourth year of the reign".

Provenance:

Ex Thomas Bliss, Sotheby, 15 May 1916, lot 553 part.

Ex Lord Grantley, Glendining, 20 April 1944, lot 1615 part.

Ex Colin Adams, Collection of Halfcrowns, Spink, 1st December 2005, lot 405.

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