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

Lot nuber 1052

DENMARK. Svend II Estridsen. 1047-1075. AR Penny (18mm, 0.93 g, 8h). Agnus Dei type. Lund mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Three – Roman Imperial Coinage Part II through World Coinage Part I
Lot: 1052.
 Estimated: $ 4 000

World, Silver

Sold For $ 5 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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DENMARK. Svend II Estridsen. 1047-1075. AR Penny (18mm, 0.93 g, 8h). Agnus Dei type. Lund mint. O OI, agnus Dei, standing holding Gospels; (retrograde S)Λ • below; above stylized manus Dei / + II(quadrate C)I- I DIIIII, eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread. Hauberg 17 (same dies); Hede I –. Old cabinet tone. Near EF. Very rare.

From the G.W. Trow Collection. Ex A. Williams Collection (Part II, Spink 253, 3 July 2018), lot 340 (purchased from Spink, April 2001.

A remarkable instance of the Scandinavian imitation of English coins issues. The prototype for this coin was the excessively rare and exceptional Agnus Dei type struck by Aethelred II at a handful of English mints in circa 1009 AD. The dove of peace, a representation of the Holy Spirit, on the reverse of the English coin has become a more menacing eagle or raven on the Danish copy.

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.