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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
612578
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2578. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SAXON. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (1.26 gm). Pyramids type, 1065-1066. York mint. Aleif (?), moneyer. EADPARD REX:, crowned and cuirassed bust right, holding sceptre before / ALEOF ON EOFERP, short cross; "pyramids" in angles, annulet in 1st quadrant. North 831; Seaby 1184. Toned VF. ($300)

The moneyer in reality may be Ælfere, but poorly abbreviated. In the more likely case of Aleif, the name is still mispelled.