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Edward the Confessor – Harthacnut Mule

Triton XXII, Lot: 1387. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (19mm, 0.95 g, 3h). Edward’s Pacx/Harthacnut’s Arm and Scepter (BMC iv, Hild. D/BMC i, Hild. A) mule. Stamford mint; Godric, moneyer. Struck 1042. + EDPARDN A RE, diademed bust left; quatrefoil-tipped scepter before / + GODRIC ON STA(NF)O, quadrilateral, with pellet in center and angles, over voided short cross. Pagan, Pacx p. 87 (this coin cited); Freeman –; SCBI –; Hild. –; BMC –; North 813/811; SCBC 1171/1168 or 1169. VF, toned, some pecks. Extremely rare mule, with only one other recorded in SCBI/EMC (SCBI 30 [American], 555, Sæwine on Winchester).

Ex Allan Williams Collection; Baldwin’s 13 (28 May 1997), lot 1669.