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Rare Pyramids Confessor Penny
No Mint Name

CNG 103, Lot: 1180. Estimate $750.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (19mm, 1.20 g, 12h). Pyramids type (BMC xv, Hild. I). Unnamed (Winchester) mint; Spræcling, moneyer. Struck 1065-1066. Crowned head right; trefoil-tipped scepter before / + SPRΛCELING ON, voided short cross with annulet in center; inward-facing and pellet-surmounted pyramid in quarters. Harvey 1857 (dies B/b); Freeman 290; SCBI 20 (Mack), 1331 (same rev. die); North 831; SCBC 1184. VF, toned. Rare and unusual.

Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 710 (October 1977), no. E1085.