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The E-Sylum: Volume 18, Number 17, April 26, 2015, Article 32

SELECTIONS FROM THE SLANEY COLLECTION OF ENGLISH COINS

The May 14, 2015 Spink sale will feature the Slaney Collection of English Coins. Here are a few items that caught my eye. -Editor

Lot 349: Carlisle Siege Coin

15031_349_1 Carlisle siege coin

Charles I (1625-49), Carlisle besieged (October 1644 - June 1645), Three-Shillings, 15.45g, 1645, large crown over c:r dividing rosettes (anemone) and .iii.s below, rev. .:obs:. .:carl:. 1645 in three lines with rosette (anemone) above and below (Nelson 1; N.2633; S.3137), edge split at 9 o'clock, otherwise unusually well struck for this coin, deeply toned, good very fine, extremely rare

provenance
R C Lockett, part IV (English part II), Glendining, 11-17 October 1956, lot 2565, £155
H W Thorburn, Sotheby, 27-29 November 1918, lot 258, £17
H Montagu, third portion, Sotheby, 13-19 November 1896, lot 633, £8
W Brice, collection purchased by H Montagu in1887
J B Bergne, Sotheby, 20 May 1873, lot 781, 'fine and extra rare', £6.15/-

In the Lockett catalogue this piece is described as 'very fine and well struck for this extremely rare coin'. In the Spink library copy 'very fine' is crossed out and 'extremely fine for this' is written in its place.

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.spink.com/lot-description.aspx?id=15031000349

Lot 359: Scarborough Siege Coin

15031_359_1 Scarborough seige coin

Charles I (1625-49), Scarborough besieged July 1644 - July 1645, type 1, siege piece of 10.01g, probably Two-Shillings, view of the castle, sc and mark of value (?) s very faint below, rev. the same faintly incuse, also engraved at a later date OB. Scarborough 1645 (Nelson pp.17-19 and fig.21 this coin; N.2650 b; S.3152), light scratches above castle, extremely fine, extremely rare

provenance
Lockett, part IV (English part II), Glendining, 11-17 October 1956, lot 2575, denomination not stated, £460
V Brand, collection dispersed after 1932
J G Murdoch, second portion, Sotheby, 8-13 June 1903, lot 358, as a Two-Shillings (illustrated), 'extremely fine, unpublished and probably unique', £44.10/-
H Montagu, third portion, Sotheby, 13-19 November 1896, lot 655, £36.10/-
W Brice, collection purchased en bloc by H Montagu in 1887
E W Wigan, collection purchased by Rollin & Feuardent in 1872

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.spink.com/lot-description.aspx?id=15031000359

Siege coins are fascinating, and there are several in the sale. I've seen plenty of Newark siege pieces, but have never seen these two. Marvelous pieces. -Editor

Lot 365: Cromwell Pattern Twenty Shillings

15031_365_1 Cromwell Pattern Twenty Shillings

Cromwell (Protector 1653-58), pattern Broad of Twenty Shillings, 1656, olivar d.g. rp. ang. sco. et. hib & pro., laureate head left, rev. inverted die axis, pax. qvaeritvr. bello., crowned shield, date above, edge vertically milled (N.2744; Schneider 367; S.3225; WR 39), very fine, scarce

provenance
Purchased from Baldwin, 1945, £35

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.spink.com/lot-description.aspx?id=15031000365

Lot 495: 1732 George II Proof Crown

15031_495_1 George II proof crown

George II (1727-60), proof Crown, 1732, obverse by J Croker, reverse by J Tanner, georgivs. ii dei. gratia., young, laureate and draped bust left, rev. inverted die axis, m.b.f.et. h.rex.f.d.b. et.l.d.s.r.i. a.t.et.e., four crowned shields cruciform, roses and plumes in angles, ten strings to Irish harp, Garter Star in centre, edge plain (ESC 118 - R3; L&S 6; S.3686), a splendid coin, almost uncirculated, light toning and with much lustre, very rare

provenance
H M Lingford, Glendining, 24-26 October 1950, lot 444, 'in brilliant state and prettily toned, very rare', £39

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.spink.com/lot-description.aspx?id=15031000495



Wayne Homren, Editor

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