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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1194

NORWAY. Olav III Haraldsson Kyrre (the Peaceful). 1067-1093. AR Penny (15.5mm, 0.95 g). Gunnar, moneyer. Struck circa 1070-1080.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1194.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

World, Silver

Sold For $ 3 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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NORWAY. Olav III Haraldsson Kyrre (the Peaceful). 1067-1093. AR Penny (15.5mm, 0.95 g). Gunnar, moneyer. Struck circa 1070-1080. ·: – | + | – O |, armored bust left, in the form of a dragon-like creature / Kunar a mot Þisa (in Runic = “Gunnar owns this die”), voided long cross. Cf. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 154 (for type); Malmer, Contribution, Independent Class, 2; Stenersen Class S, 36 (types XXVIII/m), pl. V, 157 (obv.) and pl. VI, 167 (rev.); ABH 12. Toned. Good VF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex CNG Inventory 715307 (August 1999).

“Olav the Peaceful was the son of the great warrior Harald Hardrada. His coins are crudely struck and contain as much as 50% copper. They are mainly known from a hoard of over 2000 specimens found in Graeslind in 1878” Grierson, p.75.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.