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CNG 108, Lot: 1139. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. William I 'the Conqueror'. 1066-1087. AR Penny (20mm, 1.42 g, 9h). Paxs type (BMC viii). Hythe mint; Eadræd, moneyer. Struck circa 1083-1086. Crowned facing bust, holding scepter / + EDRED ON HIÐE, cross pattée; letters of P A X S in annulets within quarters. SCBI 20 (Mack), 1428 (same dies); BMC 711 (same dies); North 848; SCBC 1257. VF, toned, rusty obverse die as usual, minor surface lamination. Very rare mint.

Ex Sotheby (19 April 1993), lot 129; Glendining (24 May 1972), lot 667; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (English Part I, Glendining, 6 June 1955), lot 970 (part of).