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Previously Unknown Type for the Winchcombe Mint
Ex 1795 Oulton Hoard

522426. Sold For $4750

NORMAN. William I 'the Conqueror'. 1066-1087. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 3h). Bonnet type (BMC ii). Winchcombe mint; Goldwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1068-1070. + PILLEIMV(retrograde Z) REXI, crowned facing bust / + GOLDPINE ON PI, voided cross with annulet in center, pellet between crescents at end of limbs; pile in angles. SCBI –; BMC –; North 842; SCBC 1251. Old dark tone with some iridescence. Bold VF. A previously unknown type for this very rare mint.

Ex Shelley Collection (Noble 121, 30 July 2019), lot 1831; Oulton, Staffordshire Hoard of 1795 (CCH 266; see S. Green, BNS Research Blog, 7 August 2019).