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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 1062

IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 3h). Phase I coinage. Imitating Long Cross type and in the name of Æthelred II. York mint signature; Hilduf, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 1062.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

British, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 500

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IRELAND, Hiberno-Norse. Sihtric III Olafsson. Circa 995-1036. AR Penny (20mm, 1.47 g, 3h). Phase I coinage. Imitating Long Cross type and in the name of Æthelred II. York mint signature; Hilduf, moneyer. Struck circa 1000-1010. + ÆÐELRED RE+ ΛIGLIΘ, draped bust left; small cross pattée behind neck / + HIL•DVLF M•Θ EΘFR, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends; pellet in 2nd quarter. O'S Type 3; SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 30 var. (pellet in 4th quarter); SCBC 6107. Peck on reverse. Iridescent tone. EF. An intriguing coin .

From an American Collection of Hiberno-Norse Pennies.

Mark Blackburn contends that the coins of this moneyer were actually struck at York, using a Hiberno-Norse styled obverse die (see M. Blackburn, “The Dublin Coinage, c. 995-1050” in BNJ 78 (2008), p. 124, and ibid., “Thoughts on imitations of the Anglo-Saxon Coinage” in SCMB 710 (1977), pp. 348–9, Reverse 2).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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