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Ex Wayne, Parsons, and Carlyon-Britton

CNG 91, Lot: 1490. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. William II Rufus. 1087-1100. AR Penny (19mm, 1.36 g, 12h). Cross Fleurée and Piles type (BMC v). Lundonia (London) mint; Wulfwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1098-1100. + PILLELM I[ ], crowned facing bust, holding scepter; star to right / + PVLFI ON LVNDI, cross fleurée, with pile surmounted by pellet in each quarter. P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton, “A Numismatic History of the Reigns of William I. and II. (1066-1100), Part II – The History of the Mints (continued),” BNJ VIII (1911), p. 81 and pl. XXIV, 16 (this coin); SCBI –; BMC –; North 856; SCBC 1262. VF, toned. Boldly struck. Very rare.

Ex Andrew Wayne Collection (purchased privately from Joe Linzalone); H.A. Parsons Collection (Glendining, 11 May 1954), lot 235; P. W.P. Carlyon-Britton Collection (Part III, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 11 November 1918), lot 1904 (purchased by Spink for £5/12/6).