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5609465. SOLD $2450

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (20mm, 1.66 g, 7h). Expanding Cross type, heavy issue (BMC v, Hild. E). Bedford mint; Swot, moneyer. Struck circa 1050-1053. + EDPE : · RD REX ·, diademed bust left; scepter to left / + SPOT ON BEDEFOR, voided short cross with expanding limbs; at center, circle around pellet-in-circle. Freeman 55; SCBI –; Hild –; BMC 21 (same dies); North 823; SCBC 1177. Splendid deep iridescent cabinet toning. Good VF. Very rare.

Ex Tooze (Dix, Noonan, Webb 163, 18 September 2019), lot 1060; N.T. Bagshawe (Spink Numismatic Circular LXXIX.12 [December 1971]), no. 11480; Duke of Argyll Collection.