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529713
529713.

NORMAN, Civil War. Local issues. Circa 1138-1153. AR Penny (18mm, 1.07 g, 1h). Southern variant. Southampton(?) mint; Sanson, moneyer. Crowned bust right with collar of annulets, holding lis-tipped scepter / [+ SAN]SON : ON : A[NT], voided cross moline with annulet at center. Mack 207a-b (same dies); SCBI 20 (Mack), 1626; North 905; SCBC 1295. Off center. Lightly toned.. VF. Very rare .


This type is usually encountered on small, light flans struck from dies of crude workmanship. This piece is struck from the earliest die paring on a flan of good weight.