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Kings of Wessex, Alfred the Great (871-99)

Penny, Cross-and-Lozenge type, London dies, Burgwald, elfred re z +, tall diademed bust right breaking inscription, rev. bv : rg va ld in angles of a long cross with lozenge in centre, 0.96g (N 629; S 1058). Minor unobtrusive edge loss consistent with being a field find, otherwise about extremely fine, attractive dark find patina, rare 

£8575                                                                            #970

Provenance: Found at Wold Newton (E. Yorkshire), c. 2006 

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Edward the Confessor (1042-1066)

Radiate Penny 1044-1046, S1173

Romney mint/ Wulmaer moneyer. Found Romney Marsh area, Kent, UK.

Recorded with EMC reference 2022.1121. 0.99 grams

About as struck, rare mint

£1545                                                  #111

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 Wessex, Alfred the Great (871-899),

Penny, 'Monogram' Type, London, moneyer Tilewine, diademed and draped bust right, legend surrounds AELFRX-ED REX. Rev, Londonia monogram, trefoil to left, small cross to right, dividing TILEVINE | MONETA, 1.57g (S.1062; N.644; Mackay, plate 3, number 42). Well centred on full flan. Motled tone. Good very fine and very rare, an important early phase striking within the series. Ex. Spink auction 215, 4-5 December 2012, lot 6.   

  £14,725                                                                              #997

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Eadgar (959-75),

Penny, Two Line type, pre-reform [HR 2, North Western], moneyer Frothric, outer toothed border both sides, small cross pattée, legend surrounding +EΛDGAR REX. Rev, moneyer name in two divided by two large annulets and a cross pattée, rosette of pellets above and below, reads FREĐ/ RICM, 22mm, 1.52g (S.1131; N.745; SCBI 2 [Hunterian], 693). Struck on a broad flan with the outer borders visible, legends legible, some red toning in the metal. Rev, a rarer moneyer, some small encrustations often seen in this type and the wider pre-reform series. Good very fine, the moneyer and type very rare. Ex. Baldwin’s Basement, with an old supporting ticket

£1,340                                                                                #984

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Aethelred 11 (978 - 1016)

Long cross type penny, Saewine on Wilton S1151,North 974             1.59 gms

Obv:

ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLO. Bare head bust l. 

Reverse:

SÆPINE MΩO PILT. Voided longcross terminating in three crescents, pellet to centre

 Better than very fine, peck marks on rev,  rare.

#113                                                       £750

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Aethelred 11 (978 - 1016)

First Hand type penny, Aethelman on Southampton, S1144, North 766,  1.46 gms

Obverse:

ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLOX. Diademed bust l. 

Reverse:

ÆĐELMAN M¯O HAMPI. Hand of providence issuing from clouds, between alpha and omega.

A few light marks otherwise about very fine and very rare.  

 

Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, Spink Auction, 22 Mar 2016 - Lot 220 [bt Baldwin's 2004]

Ex F. Elmore Jones Collection, Glendining Auction, 12 May 1971 - Lot 743

Ex W.C. Wells Collection (purchased by Baldwin’s after 1949).

#114                                                                                          £750

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Aethelred 11 (978 - 1016)

Penny ,Long Cross type S.1151, North 774, London Mint, moneyer Leofwine, 1.82 gms , NEF with stiration die crack on obv a few vicking pecks on rev

#116                                                    £380

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Aethelred 11 (978 - 1016)

Penny, Long Cross type S.1151, North 774, Stamford Mint, moneyer Godaeg, 1.55 gms, EF and attractively toned, rarely seen in this high grade

#117                                                       £495

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Cnut  (1016 - 35)

Penny, Pointed Helmet type S.1158, North 787, 0.97 grammes, moneyer Stircere, (only recorded at Cambridge Mint by North) VF or better on a wavy flan, with some flan cracks and tiny holes

#118                                                               £360

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Cnut (1016 - 35)

Penny, Pointed Helmet type S.1158, North 787, Canterbury Mint, moneyer Aelfred, 0.92 grammes, VF/GVF

#119                                                       £495

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Cnut (1016 - 35)

Penny, Short Cross type S.1159, North 790, Shaftesbury Mint, (SCEFTI) moneyer Goda, 1.12 grammes, VF and very scarce mint for the Cnut Short Cross type

#120                                                     £495

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Canute (1016-35),

Penny, Quatrefoil type (c.1017-1023), Lincoln mint, moneyer Leofwine, crowned draped bust left within quatrefoil, legend commences at 6 o’clock, +CNVT REX ΛNGLORV. Rev, long voided cross over quatrefoil with pellet cusps and pellet centre, reads LEOFPINE MO LINCO, the NC ligate, 18mm, 0.90g (S.1157; N.781; BMC VIII; Mossop, Plate XXXVI, 1-26 for moneyer; 23 shows additional cross on reverse but for moneyer Mana). Struck with a worn obverse die, legends and portrait clear, some fade. Reverse, struck with clarity, the additional cross variation in second quarter visible. Noted as a rare variation, about very fine, reverse better, rare.  Ex. Baldwin’s basement with an old supporting ticket in the hand of Michael Sharp

£395                                                                               #986

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Canute (1016-35),

Penny, Quatrefoil type (c.1017-1023), Thetford mint, moneyer Brunstan, crowned and draped portrait left within quatrefoil, legend commences at 6 o’clock, +CNVT REX ANG:. Rev, long voided cross over quatrefoil with pellet cusps and pellet centre, reads +BRVNTΛN O ÐIO, 18mm, 0.84g (S.1157; N.781; BMC VIII). Dark charcoal tone, some weakness in parts of legend, dies slightly blocky, portrait especially Kings profile strong. Reverse, fields noticeably clear, free of any marks. Good very fine. £525    #988

Canute (1016-35)

Silver Penny, quatrefoil type, Thetford Mint, moneyer Tidred; obv. legend begins at 7 o’clock, CNVT REX ANGLORVM around crowned & draped bust left within quatrefoil, rev. TIDRED MO DEOD around long voided cross with pellet centre over quatrefoil with pellet on each cusp; wt 0.86g, full, well struck lustrous flan, virtually as struck, RARE. #998                             £695

Canute (1016-35),

Penny, Helmet type (c.1024-1030), Lincoln mint, moneyer Leofwine, pointed helmet bust left with sceptre in front, additional cross behind bust variety, legend surrounding at 1 o’clock, CNVT REX ΛNG. Rev, short voided cross with pellet and annulet centre, pellet in annulet in each angle, all within linear circle, reads +LEOFPINE ON LI, 18mm, 0.97g (S.1158; N.787 var; BMC XIV; SCBI 14 [Copenhagen, Part IIIb], 1697-98, for moneyer and mint, not variation; Mossop -; BEH -). An interesting example set out on a broad flan, additional cross behind portrait, under closer inspection a comprehensive example. Reverse, brightly toned with clear legends. Very fine, reverse better. Rare.  spring@baldwin.co.uk 55 BALDWIN’S                              £520  #989

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Canute (1016-35),

Penny, Helmet type (c.1024-1030), Lincoln mint, moneyer Wulfbeorn, pointed helmet bust left with sceptre in front, additional cross behind bust variety, legend surrounding at 1 o’clock, CNVT REX ΛN. Rev, short voided cross with pellet and annulet centre, pellet in annulet in each angle, all within linear circle, reads +PVLBERN ON LINC, the NC ligate, 18mm, 0.99g (S.1158; N.787 var; BMC XIV; Mossop, plate XLVIII, 17-20). Struck on a marginally wavy flan presenting in the eastern vicinity of the coin, pleasant Steel Silver toning with underlying amber mint bloom. Portrait, legends and additional cross all well struck and definitive. Extremely fine, rare with the additional cross. Ex. Baldwin’s Basement, with a ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell        £930                                                         #990

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Canute (1016-35),

Penny, Helmet type (c.1024-1030), York mint, moneyer Frithcol, pointed helmet bust left with sceptre in front, legend surrounding at 1 o’clock, CNVT REX ΛN. Rev, short voided cross with pellet and annulet centre, pellet in annulet in each angle, all within linear circle, additional pellet in second quarter, reads +FRIÐCOL MO EOFRI:, 19mm, 1.00g (S.1158; N.787; BMC XIV; SCBI 21 [Yorkshire], 165). A fully centred strike on a symmetrical flan in good metal, softly struck in parts of portrait, legends in the main legible. Reverse, legends clear, some weakness at 6 o’clock. Free from any surface markings or peckmarks. Very fine, with handsome original toning, a lesser seen moneyer. Ex. E. J. Harris collection, with an old Baldwin’s ticket.  £410       #992       

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Edward the Confessor (1042-1066),

Penny, Small Flan type (c.1048-1050), London mint, moneyer Eadwine. Diademed and draped bust left, legend surrounds EDPΛRD REX. Rev, voided short cross, legend reads +EDPINE ON LV, 14mm, 0.82g (S.1175; N.818; BMC II; SCBI 20 [Mack], 1157). A mixture of dark and light mottled toning, the portrait precisely struck with a great display in the detail, legends legible both sides. Reverse, marginally off centre, few die breaks. Good very fine, pleasing. £550 Ex. Baldwin’s Basement with a supporting ticket.  £525                                         #993

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Edward the Confessor (1042-1066),

Penny, Sovereign/Eagles type (c.1056-9). 

Godpine on Rof (Rochester)

Very Rare for Reign          #109    £850