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Triton XV, Lot: 1897. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. Stephen. 1135-1154. AR Penny (20mm, 1.40 g, 9h). Awbridge type (BMC vii). Lundene (London) mint; G[ ...]sebi, moneyer. Struck circa 1154-1158. [+ ST]IEFNE, crowned bust facing slightly left, holding scepter / + G[ ... ]ASEBI : ON VND[ ... ], voided cross within quatrefoil, with inward-facing fleur in each quarter. Allen, English 127 (this coin) = F. Elmore-Jones, ‘Stephen Type VII,’ in BNJ 28 (1957), p. 553, 3 (this coin–as one of irregular work or false dies) = SCBI 30 (American), 784 (this coin–as unintelligible mint and moneyer); Mack type 112 (unlisted moneyer); BMC -; North 881; SCBC 1282. Near VF, toned, typical strike for issue. An enigmatic piece.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Classical Numismatic Group, 4 June 2001). Ex John Dresser Collection; Spink Numismatic Circular (February 1948), no. 1515; Lord Grantley Collection (Part IV, Glendining, 20 April 1944), lot 1300; H. M. Reynolds Collection (Sotheby’s, 5 June 1919), lot 62 (where it realized £8).