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The Empress Matilda – Ex Beauvais Hoard

Triton XXII, Lot: 1403. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN, Civil War. Empress Matilda. 1139-1148. AR Penny (19.5mm, 1.05 g, 1h). Bristol mint; Iordan, moneyer. + MΛ[TIL...], crowned bust right, holding lis-tipped scepter / + IOR[DΛN : ON : BR...], cross moline. Mack 232 var. (spelling of moneyer’s name); SCBI 30 (America), 797 (same dies); North 935; SCBC 1326. VF, area of flat strike, butt he beginning of legends clear on both sides. Excellent metal. Very rare.

From the Londinium Collection. Ex Beauvais Hoard (Glendining’s, 4 November 1987), lot 160.