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Triton XV, Lot: 1907. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN, Civil War. Empress Matilda. 1139-1148. AR Penny (18mm, 0.95 g, 12h). Caerdydd (Cardiff) mint; Aedelwine, moneyer. Struck 1141-1142. : IMPEAT[RI ·], crowned bust right, holding scepter / + E[LW]INE · DE · CAI[ERDI], cross patonce over cross fleurée in saltire. Mack -; SCBI -; BMC -; North; SCBC 1326B. VF, toned, some areas of striking weakness. Flan slightly irregular. Very rare and an unknown type before the discovery of the Coed-y-Wenallt Hoard.

From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Alastair Wardle, 29 September 2006). Ex Spink 20 (31 March 1982), lot 33; 1980 Coed-y-Wenallt Hoard.