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89001909
Triton XV, Lot: 1909. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN, Civil War. nomine ‘King Henry’. Circa 1150. AR Penny (19mm, 1.14 g, 6h). Mealmesburh (Malmesbury) mint; Jordan, moneyer. H:EN[ ... ] +, crowned bust right, holding scepter / [+ I]ORDΛNVS ON MELMS[ ... ], cross moline, with inward-facing fleur in each quarter. Cf. Mack type 244 (for mint type; Henry of Anjou); SCBI -; BMC -; North 937 (Henry of Anjou); SCBC 1327; M. Faintich, ‘A Few Unusual Coins of the Anarchy (1138-1153),’ in NumCirc CXIII.5 (October 2005), p. 306, fig. 5 (this coin). Near VF, light crack through center of flan. Crudely struck. Extremely rare and apparently unpublished.


From the Marshall Faintich Collection (purchased privately from Mark Senior, 13 September 2002). Ex Noble 70 (9 July 2002), lot 1573.