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

Lot nuber 1215

SWEDEN. Olof Skötkonung (the Treasurer). 995–1022. AR Penny (21mm, 2.58 g, 3h). Sigtuna mint; Leofman, moneyer.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1215.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

World, Silver

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SWEDEN. Olof Skötkonung (the Treasurer). 995–1022. AR Penny (21mm, 2.58 g, 3h). Sigtuna mint; Leofman, moneyer. + OΓΛF Λ REX ΛN COΓ, draped bust of Olof right; scepter to right / + ΓEN•ΛN MO TΛNC•, voided short cross; C• R V X in angles, pellet in first and fourth quarters. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 149 var. (moneyer, legends); Malmer dies 4.17/67; Person Group VI, Type A, 26; Lagerqvist 16c; Antell 8. Attractively toned. EF.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex CNG inventory 886654 (January 2011); Ahlström 25 (17 April 1982), lot 68.

‘Coinage started in the several kingdoms of Scandinavia at almost the same time, about the year 1000... Imitations of the Crux type of Aethelred II of England, which can be dated to the 990s, were struck with name of the English moneyer Godwine on behalf of the three northern rulers.. his coins of Olof Skötkonung calling the king of Sweden OLVF and bearing the name of the mint Sigtuna, north-west of Stockholm.’ Grierson, p.73

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.