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Philip & Philip & Mary
electrotype & medallic copy of the pattern halfcrown
dated 1554 and 1555

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Philip and Mary (1554-58), pattern Halfcrown, 13.52g., 1554, British Museum electrotype copy, bust of Philip in armour right, crown above, date below, PHILLIPVS D G R ANG FR NEAP PR HISP, rev. bust of Mary left, crown dividing date above, MARIA D G R ANG FR NEAP PR HISP (N.1977) portraits worn, about fine

Only three specimens of this remarkable pattern are known.
Two are in museums, the Hunterian, Glasgow and the British Museum
(from which this electrotype is taken),
and the third and best formed lot 1935 in the famous
R C Lockett sale in 1956. 300 gbp.



   

Philip and Mary, medallic copy of pattern Halfcrown, 28.83g., 1555, on a thick flan, probably 19th Century, bust of Philip right, crown above, date below, rev. bust of Mary left, crown dividing date above, reads NEP ET HISP (sic) (cf. N.1977) cast and chased, in high relief and not unattractive, good very fine

PROVENANCE:
H M Lingford, collection purchased en bloc by Baldwin, 1951

 

 

 

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