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A more than usually photogenic Edward VI crown (1552) estimated at £500-600 made, as you could have guessed, £540. A rather less appealing example made £390. This is a lesson in the importance of condition.

Charles I is an ever popular subject. On a York shilling, the dies always seem to be rather more skilfully engraved, particularly so on this one, which despite being very slightly bent was estimated at £100-120. It realised a deserved £310.

A William and Mary 1692 five-guinea piece, which although only slightly worn and described as having bruises on the edge, but a fine image all the same, did not seem expensive at £1500 (estimate £800-900).

More rare than all the foregoing is the gold Mohur of the eccentric Mughal Emperor Jahangir (‘World-grabber’). Often drunk, and capricious with it, he tactlessly ordered himself to be portrayed actually cup in hand – something extremely offensive to his Muslim subjects. For all that this coin has an appeal outside coin collectors. The estimate was £1500-1800. It made a deserved £2500.

Whilst in the Islamic realm, a fine example of Islam’s tradition of calligraphy engendered by the banning of images in AH77 (697AD) was a 1909AD Hejaz gold multiple dinar (cf. Latin: Denarius). This was one of less than 100 issued. The cataloguer took a punt at the estimate (£6000-8000). He shot too high. If it sold, this is not clear from the result sheet issued... well at least the gavel fell at £4000.