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Later Anglo-Saxon & Norman Coins

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Edward the Confessor, Silver Pointed Helmet Type, SIDEMAN at Wareham,

1053-1056, VERY RARE

Obverse: Draped bust right, wearing pointed helmet, lis-tipped sceptre before, +EDPRD RE (or similar)




Prov: Ex Elmore-Jones, Glendining coin packet and ticket supplied, dated 1971.



Reverse: Voided short cross, with voided half quatrefoil terminals, annulet in centrelegend around, +SID[EM]AN ON PERHAI 

19.5mm, 1.27g

Ref: N825, S1179

Grade: VF with bold portrait, dirty, VERY RARE, holed


£450 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first) #768

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)


Cnut, Pointed Helmet Type SIlver Penny, Thetford, Lifinc, AD 1023-1029

Obverse: Cnut facing left wearing pointed helmet with sceptre before, legend +CNUT [R]EX AGLOR


Note: Holed at 4 o'clock position to be worn as an adornment or talisman.

Reverse: Small voided cross, limbs united at base by two circles; in centre a pellet, in each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet, legend +LIFINC ON DEODF[OR] (Lifinc moneyer at Thetford)

19mm, 0.88g

Grade: VF/F, holed and slight weakness to strike

Ref: S1158, N787


£340 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first) #607

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




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)

Edward the Elder, Large Silver Fragment (equivalent to half in weight) Two Line Type Penny, Ealhstan, 899-924

Obverse: Small central cross pattee in solid inner circle, legend around [+EADVVE]A[R]D R[EX]


Reverse: Moneyers name in two lines = EALH[S] TAN M[O] divided by three small crossses, three pellets above and below 

Here, the coin has been placed on a, to scale, similar example of this very rare coin. About 60% of the coin is present when compared to average weights for this coin.


Edward was the son of Alfred (the Great) and became king of Wessex aided by his sister, Aethelflaed (Lady of the Mercians). 

Here, the reverse is on the example for comparison. The coin will be supplied in a film suspension holder for display (it can be removed if you wish).

Grade: Large fragment with cracks, stable, good legible legends to reverse

S1087, N649

17.5mm, 0.82g 

£320 (P&P FREE to UK other locations please ask) RESERVED

Aethelred II, Silver Last Small Cross Type Penny, Eadwold, Canterbury, 1009-17


Obverse: Diademed bust, left, +AEDELRED REX ANGLO


Reverse: Central small cross pattee, EADPOLD ON CANTRA (Edwold at Canterbury)


1.4g, 19mm

Ref: North 777, S 1154

Grade: AVF, slight double strike to reverse, appears to have been stabbed with a sharp object leaving an indentation - a sword perhaps?


£360 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask) #433

Norman, Stephen, Cut Half Silver Penny, Awbridge Type, 1135-1154AD



Obverse: Crowned head of king, three-quarter facing, legend around, STIEFNE or similar FN visible, sceptre probably in right hand

Reverse: Voided short cross within beaded quatrefoil, in each quarter a fleur, legend around

Grade: VF


Ref: N881, S 1282



£260 SOLD

Harold I Harefoot, Silver Cut Halfpenny, Long Cross & Fleur-de-Lis Type, Huntingdon, Wulfwine, 1038-1040


Obverse: Armoured and diademed bust left, in front a shield and sceptre, [HAR]OLD RE[CX]


Reverse: Voided long cross, limbs united at their bases by a circle enclosing a pellet; in each angle a fleur-de-lis between two pellets, PV [LPINE ON] HVT

0.47g, 18mm

Grade: VF, rare

Ref: S1165, N803, SCBI Copenhagen 178

A fantastic piece of history from a time of tenuous joint rule with the Viking Harthacnut.


£350 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations ask) RESERVED

Cnut, Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Norwich Mint, Leofric, AD 1017-23




Obverse: CNVT REXX ANGLO, crowned bust left



Reverse: Voided cross over quatrefoil, legend around, +LEOFRIC M NOR. 

1.1g, 18.6mm

Grade: Full round flan in EF, lightly toned, beautiful!

Ref: Spink 1157


£550 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask) #129 

Edward the Confessor Silver Penny, Hammer Cross Type, Duninc, Hastings, 1059-1062

Obverse: Crowned, beared bust right with sceptre in front, EA[DWA]R RD REX

Reverse: Voided short cross with each limb terminated in an incurved segment of a circle with pellets to ends, +DVNINI[C ON] HAEST:

19.5mm, 1.1g

Grade: VF, a good portrait and a fine coin despite a crack repair and missing section. Old ticket.


 SOLD #470

Cnut, Silver Penny, Short Cross Type, Winchester Mint, Godwine Ceoca,

AD 1030-35

Obverse: +CNVT RECX , diademed bust left with sceptre in front


Reverse: Voided short cross with annulet in the centre, legend around, GODPINE CA ON PIN 




0.73g, 16.5mm

Grade: Fine + but chipped and cracked with asscoiated perforations (sable). Comes with old ticket.

Ref: Spink 1159, N795

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


£200 SOLD #469 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Mercia, Offa (757-796), Heavy Coinage Penny, Osmod, Canterbury


Obverse: OFFA REX mE around a barred C


Reverse: OS M O D in angles of Celtic cross over large annulet, saltire in annulet

An excellent chance to own one of history's iconic characters, of Offa's Dyke* fame.

Grade: VF, name clearly legible, toned, small perforation along two cracks, stable

Ref: Chick 237, S908, North 289                 

1.28g, 19mm 

Prov: Ex CNG, previously from the Londinium Collection


£1,100 SOLD

Offa's Dyke - It has not been archeologically proven when the large earth boundary was erected, but chroniclers of the time attribute the dyke to Offa and they have no reason to think otherwise. It was built along the English/Welsh border to prevent invasion and its remnants have been measured at being 64 miles long from one coast to the other.

Cnut, Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Thetford Mint, Tidred, AD 1016-35


Obverse: CNVT REX ANGLORVM, crowned bust left

An unusual varient with the die maker starting the legend at 6 o'clock

Reverse: Voided cross over quatrefoil, legend around, +TIDRED MO DEOD. Large pellet in one quarter, third D with thorn

Dated approx 1017-23. 0.83g, 18.5mm

Grade: Full round flan in mint state, beautiful!

Prov: Ex Lockdales, previously Baldwin's, 2016, and before that London Coins, 2003. Lockdales notes that only 12 Tidred coins known for Thetford, a die match for those of the Cambridge hoard found in 1993.

Ref: Spink 1157

£590  SOLD



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