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Triton XV, Lot: 1851. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (18mm, 0.85 g, 3h). Quatrefoil type (BMC viii, Hild. E). Northwic (Norwich) mint; Hringwulf, moneyer. Struck circa 1017-1023. + CNVT REX ΛNGLΘR, crowned bust left; ‘dagger’ behind; all within quatrefoil / + RI NGV LFV NΘR, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends; all over quatrefoil. SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 3217 (same dies); Hild. -; BMC -; North 781 var. (no symbol); SCBC 1157 var. (same). EF, lightly toned. Extremely rare with ‘dagger’ symbol behind bust, and the better of two known examples.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Classical Numismatic Group, 25 March 2000).