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Triton XV, Lot: 1905. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN, Civil War. Local/Irregular issues. Circa 1138-1153. AR Penny (19mm, 1.18 g). Watford type variety (BMC i [var.]). Uncertain mint and moneyer. Struck circa 1145-1150. Crude bust left, wearing pelleted crown and holding scepter surmounted by pellet-in-annulet; blundered legend around / Cross moline, with inward-facing fleur in each quarter; blundered legend around. Mack -; SCBI -; BMC -; North -; SCBC 1325; M. Faintich, ‘A Few Unusual Coins of the Anarchy (1138-1153),’ in NumCirc CXIII.5 (October 2005), p. 305, fig. 2 (this coin). VF, toned. One of two examples known, the other found in Northern England. Extremely rare.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Andy Singer, 27 April 2002). Ex William J. Conte Collection; Beauvais Hoard.