S.3313, Halfcrown. -
Second Hammered issue, Halfcrown, mm. crown on obv. only, with mark of value, reads brit fra, 15.06g/1h (ESC 286 ; N 2760; S 3313). Superior to Murdoch 558, then described as “perhaps the finest known specimen”.
Ex Brian Dawson, provenance: R.W. Marsham[-Townshend] Collection, Sotheby Auction, 19-27 November 1888, lot 534; H. Montagu Collection, Part III, Sotheby Auction, 13-20 November 1896, lot 744; G.J. Bascom Collection, Sotheby Auction, 15-16 June 1914, lot 193; bt P. Wallwork 1995. Images courtesy of DNW.