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Triton XXI, Lot: 1388. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (18.5mm, 1.35 g, 8h). Pyramids (BMC xva, Hild. I) type. Scrobesbyrig (Shrewsbury) mint; Godwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1065-1066. EΛDPΛRD REX, crowned bust right; scepter before / + GODPINE ON SROBB, voided cross with annulet in center; pyramid in quarters. Freeman 60; SCBI 9 (Ashmolean), 1076; Hild. –; BMC –; North 831; SCBC 1184. Good VF, toned.

Remarkably, the obverse die of this coin was later muled with a reverse of William the Conqueror’s 2nd (Bonnet) type, moneyer Godesbrand: see BMC Norman p. 13, 71 and pl III, 11 = BMC Anglo-Saxon p. 426, 1175 and pl. XXVIII, 7.