Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Penny, PACX type variety reading ‘PACS’

Item Reference: C201015623 Sold Share
Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Penny, PACX type variety reading ‘PACS’ (c.1042-1044), London mint, moneyer Wulfwine, diademed bust left, sceptre before trefoil tipped, legend commences at top +EDPERD R•EXΛ. Rev, voided…
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Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Penny, PACX type variety reading ‘PACS’ (c.1042-1044), London mint, moneyer Wulfwine, diademed bust left, sceptre before trefoil tipped, legend commences at top +EDPERD R•EXΛ. Rev, voided long cross, PACS letters struck in angles, reads +PVL/FPIN/E ON LVNDE, (E of LVNDE round-backed), some letters ligate and in at angles, 1.00g (S.1171; N.813; BMC IV; Hild. D; Pagan, 334, PACX, BNJ 81 – 2011; SCBI 54 [Stockholm], 221).

An extremely rare example with the PACS in angles, darker shade of grey in tone, comprehensive portrait, legends on obverse clear, unobtrusive edge chip at 9 o clock. Reverse, slightly die clashed with a clear enough mint signature but ambiguous in parts of moneyer; some metal flan striations and hairlines, the important letter variation in PACS completely visible and concise. Very fine, extremely rare, an earlier striking of the type.

Ex. Baldwin’s Basement, with an accompanying old ticket in the hand of Michael B. Sharp.

cf., The PACX type of Edward the Confessor, Pagan, H, BNJ 81 (2011)
cf., Spinks Numismatic Circular, 1971, p. 357

An intriguing example with the reverse reading as PACS. Dolley’s position in 1977 was as follows ‘the bulk of the anomalous pieces [those reading CRVX, PACS and PAXX] do seem to belong early rather than late in the issue’, Dolley (Professor Michael Dolley: 6th July 1925 -29th March 1983).

In 2015 an example with the same variant featured at auction via Spink [2/12/2015] Auction 15007, lot 939, it had been cleaned and straightened with a metal stress mark across the lower third of the bust, officially recorded in the cataloguing notes (despite this, being a sharp example) hammering for £720 inclusive of premium, this coin had been Swart of Stamford.

Specification

Period 1042 - 1066
Date c.1042-1044
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Edward the Confessor

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

Weight 1.00 g

Provenance

Ex. Baldwin’s Basement

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