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Triton XV, Lot: 1898. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN, Civil War. Local/Irregular issues. Circa 1138-1153. AR Penny (18mm, 0.64 g, 5h). Watford type variety (BMC i [var.]). Ilchester mint; uncertain moneyer. Struck circa 1145-1150. Crude crowned bust left, holding scepter; small cross before; blundered legend around / [ ... ]ON IVEL, cross moline, with inward-facing fleur in each quarter. Cf. Mack 194-5 (for type); SCBI -; BMC -; North 884; SCBC 1325; M. Faintich, ‘A Few Unusual Coins of the Anarchy (1138-1153),’ in NumCirc CXIII.5 (October 2005), p. 305, fig. 1 (this coin). VF, toned, typical strike for issue. Extremely rare.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Andy Singer, 23 March 2002). Ex William J. Conte Collecion; Beauvais Hoard (Glendining, 4 November 1987), lot 159.