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89001868

Extremely Rare Mule

Triton XV, Lot: 1868. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. William I 'the Conqueror'. 1066-1087. AR Penny (20mm, 1.37 g, 3h). Profile/Paxs type mule (BMC vii/viii). Winceastre (Winchester) mint; Aethelstan, moneyer. Struck circa 1083. + PILLEL(M R)IEX, crowned bust right, holding scepter / + IESTIIN ON PИCC, cross pattée; letters of P A X S in annulets within quarters. P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton, “A Numismatic History of William I and William II (1066-1100). Part I. The Histories of the Mints,” in BNJ II (1905), pl. III, 53 = P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton, “A Numismatic History of William I and William II (1066-1100). Part II. The Histories of the Mints,” in BNJ VI (1909), pl. XVI, 12 (this coin illustrated); SCBI -; BMC 496 (same dies); cf. North 847/848-50 (obv./rev. type); cf. SCBC 1257/1258 (same). VF, toned, some die rust. Extremely rare mule.


From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from York Coins, 15 October 2007). Ex Classical Numismatic Group 60 (22 May 2002), lot 2334; P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton Collection (Sotheby’s, 23 November 1916), lot 1256 (where it realized £9).