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Unrecorded Bust Variety

Triton XXII, Lot: 1382. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (18.5mm, 0.94 g, 12h). Quatrefoil (BMC viiid, Hild. Ed). Canterbury mint; Leofnoth, moneyer. Struck circa 1016-1023. + CNVT REX ΛNGLOR :, diademed bust left within quatrefoil / + LIΘ FNΘ Ð ΘN CEN, voided long cross with triple-crescent ends and pellet at center; all over quatrefoil. SCBI –; BMC –; Hild. –; North 785; SCBC 1157 var. (bust type). Good VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, the diademed bust variant unrecorded for this mint or moneyer.

Ex Allan Williams Collection; William J. Conte Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 58, 19 September 2002), lot 1781.