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Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 1051

DENMARK. Harald Blåtand (Bluetooth). Circa 958/9-986. AR Halvbrakteat (18mm, 0.29 g, 6h). Imitating class 2 deniers of Charlemagne from Dorestadt. Haithabu (Hedeby) mint. Struck circa 960s-970s.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1051.
 Estimated: $ 750

World, Silver

Sold For $ 1 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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DENMARK. Harald Blåtand (Bluetooth). Circa 958/9-986. AR Halvbrakteat (18mm, 0.29 g, 6h). Imitating class 2 deniers of Charlemagne from Dorestadt. Haithabu (Hedeby) mint. Struck circa 960s-970s. Four parallel vertical lines; double crescent above; additional pellets around / Incuse of obverse. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 121;Malmer, Nordiska, Group KG 9b-c; Hauberg 1; De Wit Group 2. Toned, underlying luster, slightly ragged flan. EF. Very rare. The first coin issue from Scandinavia.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Künker 254 (6 October 2014), lot 2016; Lanz 91 (4 June 1999), lot 665.

For a recent analysis of this coinage, and place within the coinage of King Harald, see J. C. Moesgaard, King Harald’s Cross Coinage: Christian Coins for the Merchants of Haithabu and the King’s Soldiers (Copenhagen, 2015).

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 Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part II will be held Wednesday morning, 15 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM 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.