Edward the Confessor (1042-66), Hammer Cross Penny, Norwich

Item Reference: C201007617 Sold Share
Edward the Confessor (1042-66) Penny, Hammer cross type (c.1059-62), Norwich mint, moneyer Thurstan, crowned bust right, scepter before, legend surrounds + ÆDPARD REX. Voided cross, ends terminating in inward-facing crescents,…
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Edward the Confessor (1042-66) Penny, Hammer cross type (c.1059-62), Norwich mint, moneyer Thurstan, crowned bust right, scepter before, legend surrounds + ÆDPARD REX. Voided cross, ends terminating in inward-facing crescents, four pellets in one arm of cross, reads + ÐORSTΛN O NORÐ, 1.22g (S.1182; N.828; BMC XI; Parsons – 3 : CB9, Hildebrand G).

Quintessential cabinet toning, with a pleasing overall strike, a tiny porous segment at 11-12 o’clock. Four pellet symbols struck in the first arm of the reverse cross, giving the coin an interesting symbol variation, normally only three pellets to the reverse variation as opposed to four (discounting the example from the same mint and moneyer which contains 4 pellets on obverse field, and a further four along the cross bar). A convincing very fine with an exceptional provenance, rare with pellet symbols.

Ex G. V. Doubleday collection with a supporting ticket in his hand

Further reading, ‘Symbols and Double-names on late Saxon Coins’ H. A. Parsons – BNJ 13 (1917).

Specification

Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Edward the Confessor

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

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