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CNG 91, Lot: 1494. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. Henry I. 1100-1135. AR Penny (21mm, 1.22 g, 12h). Pellets in Quatrefoil type (BMC xiv). Sudwerca (Southwark) mint; Ealhgar, moneyer. Struck circa 1123-1125. + hENRICVS R :, crowned facing bust, holding scepter; star to right / + ALGAR : ON : SVDPER :, pelleted cross, with star at center; all within quatrefoil, with trefoil at each end and inward-facing fleur in each quarter. Andrew p. 293; Allen, Henry 681 (dies C/c – this coin, illustrated); SCBI 12 (Ashmolean), 234; BMC 170-1; North 870; SCBC 1275. Good VF, toned. Rare.

From the Tradewinds Collection. Ex Richard Carlyon-Britton Collection (Part II, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 20 November 1916), lot 1402 (where it sold for £2/2/-).

Allen notes that this coin may be from the Bournemouth hoard.