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Anglo-Saxon & Norman Part 2

King of All England, Edward the Confessor, Pointed Helmet Penny, Shaftsbury, Wulfric,1042-1066

Obverse: Edward wearing pointed helmet facing right, sceptre to front, legend around, +EDPAD [R]EX

 

   

Reverse: Voided short cross each limb terminating in three crescents, in the centre an annulet, legend around +PV[LF]RIC ON S(S on side)CE

20mm, 1.34g

Grade: AVF, areas of weak strike, crack from centre to edge, stable

Ref: N825, S1179

£500 (P&P FREE to all locations) 

Kings of All England, Aethelred II, Long Cross Type Penny, London, Aethelweard, 978-1016

Obverse: Bare-headed bust, left, legend around , AEDELRED REX ANGL

 

 

Reverse: Voided long cross with legend around, AEDELPERD M'O LVND

20mm, 1.43g

Ref: N774, S1151

Grade: VF+, dark patina

Prov: Ex Noonans, previously Royal Berkshire Collection at Bonhams

£460 (P&P FREE to all locations)

William I (the Conqueror) Silver Penny, PAXS Type, Aelfric,

Ipswich Mint,1066-87 RARE

Obverse: Facing bust crowned and diademed, PILELM REX

 

 

Note: The moneyer, Aelfric, is associated with the London mint, but moved to Ipswich late in the reign. The use of the PAXS coins into the reign of William II (which would make it even rarer) has still to be substantiated so this coin will remain attributed to his father.

Reverse: Cross pattee; in each angle an annulet containing one letter for the word PAXS, +AELFRIC ON GIPESPI (Ipswich)

20mm, 1.38g

Grade: VF, slightly wavy and weak strike in parts, sandy encrustations with a lovely dark and golden tone 

Ref: N848, Spink 1257, BMC 8

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Norman Kings, William I, PAXS Silver Penny, Shaftsbury, Godesbrand,

1066-1087

Obverse: Crowned diademed bust of William facing, holding cross-tipped sceptre, +PILLELM REX

 

 

 

Reverse: Cross patee with letters PAXS in an annulet in each quarter, legend GODESBRAND ON SCF

Grade: PCGS graded as AU, HC* considered it slightly double struck but with good portrait. In coin holder. RARE

Prov: Ex Roma, ex *Heritage Coins, previously Stephen Album

 

 

£1,400 (P&P FREE to all locations)

William I (the Conqueror) Cut Halfpenny, PAX Type, Brihtwold,

Canterbury Mint,1066-87

Obverse: Facing bust crowned and diademed, PILELM [REX]

 

Note:  Probably Canterbury mint. The moneyer, Brihtwold, is associated with this mint, this attribution is therefore feasible. The use of the PAX coins into the reign of William II (which would make it even rarer) has still to be substantiated so this coin will remain attributed to his father.

Reverse: Cross pattee; in each angle an annulet containing one letter for the word PAXS (crown type 1), [+BRI]HTPOLD O[N CNT] 

20mm, 0.63g

References: N848, Spink 1257

Prov: Ex Lockdales 

 

 

£399 (P&P FREE to the UK, other locations please ask first)

Norman, Stephen, Silver Watford Type Penny, London, AD 1135-38

Obverse: Crowned bust right holding sceptre (double struck and off centre) legend around ST[IEFNE REX] or similar

 

Note: It is very rare to find a piece with a good portrait, this is very typical of coins from this period.

Reverse: Cross moline with fleurs in each quarter, legend reads [ALF or LEF]RED ON LV[ND] 

Ref: S1278, N873

Grade: AF/F

18.5mm, 1.19g

 

£360 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

 

Norman, Henry I Silver Cut Halfpenny, Quadrilateral on Cross Fleury Type, Canterbury, 1100-1135

Obverse: Facing bust crowned and diademed, head three-quarters left, holding sceptre in right hand, [HENRICU]S. Placed onto example to show orientation.

 

Reverse: Quadrilateral with incurved sides and lis at each angle over cross fleury, (?) +PILLEM (Willem) [ON CANT]

Grade: Fine for type, nicely toned

19mm, 0.67g

Ref: N 871, S1276

 

 

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Norman, Henry I Silver Penny, Pellets in Quatrefoil Type, ?Herdig at Bristol,

1123-1125

Obverse: Facing bust, crowned and diademed, holding a sceptre, [H]E[NRI]CV[S REX]

 

Reverse: Quatrefoil with star in centre and pellets on limbs, four lis in quarters, legend around, :+h[E]RD[I ON BRISTO] (or similar)

20mm, 1.2g

Grade: Fine +, good portrait for type, but crease with associated slight crack and mint notch. Weak legends, so moneyer and mint is uncertain.

Ref: S1275, N870, BMC14

Prov: Ex Morten & Eden, previously Dr E Burstal Collection 

 

£500 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

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