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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 2450. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

John. 1199-1216. AR Penny (1.48 gm). Short cross coinage. Class 3c. Struck circa 1205-circa 1210. Rhuddlan mint. Simon, moneyer. hENRICVS R.-EX, crowned facing bust, holding cross pommée / + SIMON. ON. RVLA., voided short cross with quatrefoil in each angle. North 973/1; J. D. Brand, "The Short Cross Coins of Rhuddlan," BNJ XXXIV (1965), 3335 (same dies); Wren pg. 67; Seaby -. Toned EF, one of the finest known. ($750)

Ex Conte Collection; Peter Woodhead Collection.

Coins struck at Rhuddlan have the same designs as regular short cross issues, but the production of the mint was irregular and the dies are presumed to have been locally made. Although Brand presents a die study and style classification, he does not speculate as to why the coins were struck in such a remote location.