Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 46

The Millennia Collection


Anglo Saxon Pt. 2
 
 
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Lot 218
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Norwich mint). North-675; S-1095. 1.67 grams. Aethelstan, 924-939 AD. Crowned Bust type. Moneyer, Eadgar. Crowned and draped bust right; +ÆÐELSTAN REX around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; + EADGAR IGO NORÐP around. An absolutely extraordinary specimen, with a perfectly centered strike on quality metal, the flan full without the slightest hint of a crack or porosity, the edge flawless, the rims high and sharp. Artistic, old deep-gray toning, darker in the recesses, enhances the marvelous eye-appeal of this special coin. Very Rare as a type, but seemingly unique in this condition. There is only the slightest hint of wear, and the cataloguer, who originally purchased this coin for Dr. Terner in the Stack Anglo-Saxon auction held by Sotheby's, and then sold it to the present owner, considers this coin to be both virtually As Struck and possibly a Specimen. Once sold, it will be irreplaceable. NGC graded MS-60.

Among the finest portraits known on Anglo-Saxon pennies! A medallic or presentation strike?
Estimated Value $12,500 - 15,000.
Ex Larry Stack Collection, Sotheby's, London (April 1999), lot 464; ex Hird (241). Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$35,650
Lot 219
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Northwestern mint). North-707; S-1113. 1.40 grams. Eadred, 946-955 AD. Two-line type. Horizontal Rosette issue. Moneyer, Regder. Central circle, small cross pattee within; + EADRED REX broadly spaced around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: REGÐE / RES MOT in upper and lower registers, pellet rosettes above and below, with three crosses across center. Boldy struck on large flan, on choice metal. Even medium gray toning; the recesses silvery to colorfully iridescent, with residual luster. Scarce as a type, but the cataloguer has never seen a finer example. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Ex Larry Stack Collection (Sotheby's, April 1999, lot 475).Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,990
Lot 220
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Northwestern mint). North-725; S-1122 var. 1.22 grams. Eadwig, 955-959 AD. Two-line type. Central circle, small cross pattee within; + EADWWIG REX? around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: HERE / NOD MO in upper and lower registers, pellets above and below, with three crosses across center. Bold strike on large, full flan, on choice metal. Even, medium gray toning; the recesses silvery. Slight luster remaining. Rare. A stunning example. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,200.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$5,520
Lot 221
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Northampton mint). North-752; S-1141. 1.31 grams. Eadgar, 959-975 AD. Reform coinage; Reform Portrait type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within; + EADGAR REX ANGLO RX around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; + LEOF SIG M-O HANT? around. Well struck on good metal. Old, even, deep gray toning -- the reverse a bit lighter, with brown overtones. Very Rare portrait issue in splendid condition. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$17,825
Lot 222
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Bedford mint). North-763; S-1142. 1.37 grams. Edward the Martyr, 975-978 AD. Aethelstan, moneyer. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within; + EADPEARD REX ANGL" ("N" reversed) around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; +AELFSTAN M-O BEDA around. Boldly struck on good metal. Old, even deep gray, with dark, smoky recesses; some lighter iridescent areas, with residual luster. Rare, more so in this special grade. Interesting portrait. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.
Ex Montagu, Pownall, Bliss, Wheeler, Duke of Argyll, Ridgemont, Conte, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Perhaps the finest known.

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$31,050
Lot 223
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Lincoln mint, struck c. 978-979). North-764; S-1143. 1.37 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Grind, moneyer. First Small Cross type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within; + ÆDEL REX AELON around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; + GRIND M-O LINEC around. Bold, clear portrait. Sharply struck on choice metal. Medium to deep gray, with smoky to brown recesses; some lighter iridescent areas, with residual luster. Very Rare, more so in this grade, a stunning and choice example! NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 7,000.
Ex Willes, Norweb (1987, lot 1201), Wm. Conte, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$10,063
Lot 224
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Bath mint, struck c. 985-991). North-768; S-1146; Mack-835 (this coin). 1.33 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Second Hand type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust right within, scepter before; + ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLORX around. Reverse: Central circle, Hand of Providence with curved and volute sleeve within, A W and pellets flanking; + ÆÐELRIC M-O BAÐAN around. Sharply struck, with bold details and stylish portrait, on choice flan. Attractive, smoky dark-gray toning. Rare in this grade. NGC graded AU-50.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,438
Lot 225
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Southhampton mint, struck c. 991). North-769; S-1147. 1.53 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Benediction Hand type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust right within, cross-headed scepter before; + ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLORX around. Reverse: Central circle, with Hand of God in Benediction, the last two fingers pointed upward, curved and volute sleeve and small cross within; + IZEGEL M-O HAMP. A crisp strike, with bold details and pleasing portrait, on a choice, full flan of good metal. Artistic, warm, dark-gray Medieval toning. One tiny "peck" mark appears to the left of the thumb, which may serve as identification of this jewel. An important rarity, struck at an elusive mint (only three believed known struck at Southampton), in magnificent condition. Possibly the finest known example of this distinctive type. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
Ex W. C. Wells and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). A one-year commemorative issue. Isegel is thought to have been a Jewish moneyer.

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$19,550
Lot 226
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Southwark, struck c. 985-991). North-770; S-1148. 1.35 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Crux type. Moneyer, Byrhtlaf. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within, scepter before; + ÆÐELRED REX ANGLORX around. Reverse: Central circle, voided cross with pellet center, C R V X in angles; + BYRHTLAF M-O SVÐ around. Bold, crisp strike, on choice flan and metal. Glossy black patina, with touches of blue. Scarce in this grade. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
Ex Larry Stack Collection (Sotheby's, April 1999, lot 509). Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,725
Lot 227
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Winchester, struck c. 985-991). North-771; S-1150. 1.65 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Transitional Crux type. Aelsige, Moneyer. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within, without scepter; + ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLORX around. Reverse: Central circle, voided cross with pellet center, C R V X in angles; + ÆLFSIGE MOT PINT around. Bust similar to that of the Crux type but no sceptre. Between the "M" and the "O" in moneyer, an omega mark instead of the traditional dash. Sharp strike, details full and bold, on choice flan and metal. Almost glossy, warm black patina. NGC graded AU-58.

One of the finest known of this elusive and mysterious issue. As rare as the Benedictine Hand variety but not so famous.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$16,100
Lot 228
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 997-1003). North-774; S-1151. 1.69 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Long Cross type. Bare-headed, draped bust left; + ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLOX around. Reverse: Long voided cross with pellet center, trefoil ends; + LEO FPIN EMO LVND spaced around arms. Choice in all respects with a crisp strike on excellent metal, full flan, and a stylish portrait. Artistic, medium gray toning. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,668
Lot 229
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Thetford, struck c. 1009-1017). North-779; S-1154 var. 1.28 grams. Æthelred II, 978-1016 AD. Last Small Cross type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within; + EDELRED REX AN around. Reverse: Small cross pattee, with similar smaller cross at each end; + PVFNOÐ MO ÐEOÐ, around. Very rare variety with 4 small crosses around central cross. Sharp strike on a full flan of excellent metal. Fairly light silvery to smoky toning. A gem! NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,990
Lot 230
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781 var.; S-1157. 0.92 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Eadric. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil; + CNVT REX ANGL around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at angles, arms end in trefoils; +ÆD RIG ONL VND spaced around arms. Sharp, full strike on superb metal. Attractive silvery gray toning, with hints of gold and blue. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,150
Lot 231
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Lincoln, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 0.85 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Leofwine. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil; + CNVT REX ANGLORVM around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in crescents; +LEO FRIN EMOL INCO spaced around arms. So-called "late" Lincoln-style bust. Sharp, full strike on superb metal. Attractive silvery gray toning, tending toward gold and red, with luster. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
Ex Lucien M LaRiviere Collection, lot 1011, Spink sale Oct. 2002. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$978
Lot 232
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Ipswich, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 0.98 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Leowine, Moneyer. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil; + CNVT REX ANGLOR around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +LE OPNE ONG IPZ spaced around arms. Sharp, bold strike on excellent metal. Light silvery gray toning, with luster. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$805
Lot 233
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 1.01 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil (pellet at each apex); + CNVT REX ANGLO around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +DV FSIG TNG RAN spaced around arms. Splendid strike, flan, and metal. Medium silvery to deep smoky gray toning, with luster and hints of blue. A delightful coin! NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$840
Lot 234
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Bath, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 0.75 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil (nearly a circle, but still with pellet at each apex); + CNVT REX ANGLOR around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +GO DRIC CON BAÐ spaced around arms. Sharp, on choice flan and metal, but some doubling seen on obverse. Attractive medium to deep gray toning, with luster and areas of blue. Unlisted moneyer for this mint. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$633
Lot 235
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Dover, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 0.85 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Aelfbriht. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil; + CNVT REX ANGLORVM around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +ELB RIH TTND OFER spaced around arms. Crisp strike, but with some weakness at center. Excellent flan and metal. Fine, deep gray toning, with colorful dark pinks in the recesses. Unlisted moneyer for this mint. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$552
Lot 236
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Sudbury, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 0.81 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Spirling. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil (nearly a circle, but still with pellet at each apex), pellet behind king's bust; + CNVT REX ANGLOR around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +SPR LINC ONS VBR spaced around arms. Good strike, on choice flan and metal. Fine, colorful, deep blue and gray toning, a dark pink or russet in the recesses. Lustrous. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$690
Lot 237
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 1017-1023). North-781; S-1157. 1.08 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil (with pellet at each apex), pellet behind king's bust; + CNVT REX ANGLORVM around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +EAD PRIO TNLV NDE(N?) spaced around arms. Crisp strike, on choice flan and metal; some die rust (?) visible in the legends. Choice silvery to medium gray toning, with soft array of peacock colors throughout. Lustrous. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$719
Lot 238
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Thetford, struck c. 1017-1023). Cf. North-784; S-1157 var.; SCBI Cop.-3822. 1.07 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Moneyer, Eadwine. Small crowned and draped bust left, within quatrefoil, cross pattee behind head; + CNVT REX ANGL around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +ED PIN EON ÐEO spaced around arms. Lustrous, cleanly struck and bold. Excellent flan and metal. Silvery to medium smoky gray color. Rare. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$978
Lot 239
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Thetford? Struck c.1017-1023). Cf. North-783; S-1157 var.; SCBI Cop.-3822. 0.87 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Quatrefoil type. Wulfgit, Moneyer. Crowned and draped bust left, partly within quatrefoil (virtually a circle, but still with pellet at each apex), the lower part extending into the legend; + CNVT REX ANGLORV around. Reverse: Long voided cross over quatrefoil, pellet at apex of each cusp, arms terminate in trefoils; +PV(?) GIZ TOÐ EOD spaced around arms. Lustrous, cleanly struck and bold. Excellent flan and metal. Silvery to medium gray toning, with nice blues and blue-greens in the recesses. Very Rare variety with the crowned bust left extending through the inner circle (and only 3 supposedly known from this moneyer). NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,668
Lot 240
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Winchester, struck c. 1024-1030). North-787; S-1158. 1.03 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Pointed Helmet type. Moneyer, Alfwold. Central circle, helmeted and draped bust left within, holding scepter, the bust extending to flan edge; + CNVT REC ?? around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross joined at center by two circles, inner pellet, and in each angle a broken annulet around inner pellet; + ÆLFPTLD ON PINIC around. Crisp strike, but with some weakness at center. Lustrous on a choice flan of good metal. Fine, dark blue-gray toning, with dark pinks in the recesses. Unlisted moneyer for this mint by North, but listed in Gruebber, p. 297, no. 563. Rare. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$661
Lot 241
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 1024-1030). North-787; S-1158. 1.01 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Pointed Helmet type. Central circle, helmeted and draped bust left within, holding scepter, the bust extending to flan edge; + CNV: TREC around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross joined at center by two circles, inner pellet, and in each angle a broken annulet around inner pellet; + PINSIGE ON LVND: around. Sharp full strike, but some doubling to obverse. Choice flan and metal, with luster. Pleasing, softly warm gray toning. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$780
Lot 242
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Gloucester, struck c. 1024-1030). North-787; S-1158. 1.12 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Pointed Helmet type. Moneyer, Bolla. Central circle, helmeted and draped bust left within, holding scepter, the bust extending to flan edge; + CNV TREXA: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross joined at center by two circles, inner pellet, and in each angle a broken annulet around inner pellet; + BTLLA TN GLEPE: around. Sharp full strike, with some doubling to reverse. Splendid flan and metal, with brilliant luster. Delightful, deep smoky toning intermingled with softly intense peacock iridescence. Rare. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,208
Lot 243
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Oxford, struck c. 1024-1030). North-787; S-1158. 1.18 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Pointed Helmet type. Moneyer, Godwine. Central circle, helmeted and draped bust left within, holding scepter, the bust extending to flan edge; + CNVT: REX ANG: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross joined at center by two circles, inner pellet, and in each angle a broken annulet around inner pellet; + GTDPINE TN TXCEN around. Sharp full strike, with some doubling to obverse. Excellent metal, with much luster. Handsome medium to deep smoky, with soft iridescent golds and greens in the recesses. NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex Lucien M. LaRiviere Collection, lot 1012, Spink sale, Oct. 2002. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,380
Lot 244
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Oxford, struck c. 1029-1035/6). North-790; S-1159. 1.10 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Short Cross type. Moneyer, Aelfwine Tosti. Diademed and draped bust left, scepter before; + CNVT REC A around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross with annulet at center; + ELPINE TOSTI ON TCX around. Crisp bold strike, with excellent metal and flan. Much luster. Medium to dark smoky-russet toning. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,323
Lot 245
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Stamford, struck c. 1029-1035/6). North-790; S-1159. 0.89 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Short Cross type. Diademed and draped bust left, scepter before; + CNV TREX around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross with annulet at center; + OSPARD TN STA around. Crisp bold strike, with excellent metal and flan. Much luster. Handsome variegated toning: warm silvery to dark brown, and medium to deep blues. An eye-catching piece. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$720
Lot 246
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Gloucester, struck c. 1029-1035). North-790; S-1159. 1.13 grams. Cnut (the Great), 1016-1035 AD. Short Cross type. Moneyer, Wulfnoth. Diademed and draped bust left, scepter before; + CNVT RECX: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross with annulet center, pellet within; + PVLNOÐ ON GLEP around. Crisp bold strike, with excellent metal and flan. Much luster. Variegated toning: lovely dark silvery to blue-gray, the recesses with dark pinks and russets. Lustrous. Very Rare. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$978
Lot 247
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Lincoln, struck Spring 1036-1038). North-802; S-1163. 1.14 grams. Harold I, 1035-1040 AD. Jewel Cross type. Moneyer, Padlos. Diademed and draped bust left; +HARO LD REC around. Reverse: Central cross of four ovals, joined at center by two circles, with pellet within; +PAÐLOS ON LNC: around. Finely struck, on a full flan of choice metal. Handsome medium, warm to smoky gray toning, very even. Quite lustrous. Very Rare, especially in this grade. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,668
Lot 248
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury, struck 1038-1040). North-803; S-1165. 0.87 grams. Harold I, 1035-1040 AD. Fleur-de-Lis Cross type. Moneyer, Wulfwine or Wulfwig. Diademed, draped or cuirassed bust left; in front, a shield and sceptre: +HAR OLD REC around. Reverse: Long voided cross, joined at center by two circles, with pellet within, in each angle a fleur-de-lis flanked by two pellets; +PV LPNE ONC CNT spaced around arms. Finely struck, on a full flan of choice metal, with detailed rim beading. Artistic, medium to dark gray toning. A remarkable example -- said to be one of only two known at this grade level. Among the finest extant. NGC graded AU-58.

Harold I was joint king of Mercia with his half-brother Harthacnut 1035-1037; sole king of all England 1037-1040.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$5,520
Lot 249
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Bath, struck Spring-Autumn 1036). North-809; S-1167. 0.99 grams. Harthacnut, 1035-1042 AD. Jewel Cross type. Diademed and cuirassed bust right; +hARÐA CNVT RE around. Reverse: Central cross of four ovals, joined at center by two circles, with pellet within; + PÆDELL ON BAÐA: around. Crisp strike, excellent metal on a full flan. Much luster. Medium to deep smoky tone, the recesses lighter. Extremely Rare. Perhaps the finest known of this type. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$11,213
Lot 250
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Taunton, struck June 1040- June 1042). North-811; S-1168. 1.12 grams. Harthacnut, as sole King, 1040-1042 AD. Restoration. Arm and Scepter type. Diademed and draped bust left, holding scepter in left hand; +HARÐ CNVT RE: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross within, over center a quadrilateral with pellet finials and center; + BOGA ON TANTVNE: around. Outstanding, crisp strike, on a full flan of choice metal. Artistic, medium to deep smoky tone, with touches of peacock iridesence throughout. Very Rare. A great coin! NGC graded MS-64.
Estimated Value $14,000 - 16,000.
Ex Larry Stack (Sotheby's, London, April 1999, lot 562); Price; Carlyon-Britton (lot 1770); Lockett (lot 2804); Glendining's sales of May 1972 (lot 701) and May 1987 (lot 375). Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).Illustrated in Money of The World, coin 68.

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$27,600
Lot 251
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Southwark, struck 1046-1048). North-817; S-1174. 1.16 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Quadrilateral Trefoil type. Moneyer, Bru(n)man. Diademed and draped bust left, scepter before; +EDP(W?)E: RER around (legend somewhat blundered). Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross within, over center a quadrilateral with finials of three pellets and one at center; + BRVNME(?)N ON GVÐ around. Outstanding strike, on a full flan of choice metal. Medium to deep gray toning, with gorgeous, intensely colored peacock iridescence throughout the recesses. A visual delight! NGC graded MS-65.

Obverse variant legend evidently engraved by an illiterate die-cutter.
Estimated Value $1,700 - 2,000.
The cover coin of the Larry Stack Collection (Sotheby's, London, April 22-23, 1999, lot 568). Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$5,060
Lot 252
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Thetford, struck 1048-1050). North-818; S-1175. 1,13 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Short Cross type; small thick module. Moneyer, Aelfric. Diademed and draped bust left; +EDPE RE(C?) around. Reverse: Short voided cross, pellet at center; +ÆLFIC ON ÐET around. Sharp full strike, if a little doubled on obverse. Medium warm gray to deep golden brown toning. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$920
Lot 253
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Wilton mint, struck 1050-1053). North-823; S-1177. 1.71 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Expanding Cross type; heavy coinage. Moneyer, Aelfwold. Diademed and draped bust left, scepter before; +EDPER D REEX: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross with expanding arms within, joined at center by quadrilateral within circle, pellet within; +ELFPOLD ON PILTVNE around. Sharp strike with full legends, on an excellent, broad flan of good metal. Pleasing medium lilac-gray to silvery brown tone. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,400.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,610
Lot 254
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Steyning, struck 1053-1056). North-825; S-1179. 1.29 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Pointed Helmet type. Helmeted, draped, and bearded bust right, holding scepter; +EDPER D REEX: around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross within, annulet at center, arms terminate in trefoils; PVLERIC DN STÆ around. Splendid strike and flan, if a trifle doubled on obverse, but with very handsome, artistic toning, medium to dark gray. A very elegant coin. As Struck, no evident wear. Rare mint, in rare condition. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,783
Lot 255
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Northampton, struck 1056-1059). North-827; S-1181. 1.35 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Sovereign & Eagles type. Moneyer, Aelfwine. King crowned and enthroned facing, head right, holding scepter and globus cruciger; EADPARD REX ANGo around. Reverse: Central circle, short voided cross within, a bird (eagle) in each angle; +ÆLFPINE ON HAM around. Well struck (in high relief, with no doubling), on a choice, full-size flan, with raised rims. Handsome artistic toning, medium to deep gray, with a few silvery areas. A truly elegant, in fact stunning, example. Very Rare in this quality as most known pieces evidence dramatic double-striking. Virtually As Struck. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,800.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,530
Lot 256
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (York, struck 1059-1062). North-828; S-1182. 1.29 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Hammer Cross type. Moneyer, Scula (or Skuli). Crowned, draped and bearded bust right, scepter before; +EADPAR DRE around. Reverse: Short voided cross, the arms terminating in pelleted crescents, annulet (for York) in one angle; +SCVLAEO ON EOFERPICE around. Choice on a quality flan, with a deeply engraved portrait and a splendid, even strike. Complete, sharp legends. Superb dark gray, almost ebony, toning (quality hoard patina). Lustrous in areas. A particularly nice example. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
The dark patina has been noted in the Yorkshire Museum syllogy as typical of the color of a hoard of pennies found inside the old city of York many years ago. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$810
Lot 257
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Hastings, struck 1059-1062). North-828; S-1182. 1.3 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Hammer Cross type. Crowned, draped, and bearded bust right, scepter before; +EADPAR RRE around. Reverse: Short voided cross, the arms terminating in pelleted crescents, pellet in one angle; +DVNINC ON HÆST around. Good strike and nicely toned, Medieval medium gray with golden brown highlights. Full flan with high, beaded rims. Dramatic portrait. A pleasing example. NGC graded MS-62.

British silver mining in the early Middle Ages could never aspire to the wealth and productivity that was becoming evident at Germany's Rammelsberg mine, in the Harz Mountains. That mine would dominate European bullion production for the next few centuries. Near the time of the Norman Conquest, in 1066 A.D., the workings in England were generally small and dispersed. Silver was typically refined out of silver-bearing lead ores, and so was closely allied with lead production in the country. The deposits worked tended to be shallow, and so the techniques employed for extraction were very basic -- surface trenches, and perhaps short tunnels. The northern Pennines were the major source for silver at the time. However, there was also a thriving mining business in Derbyshire in the time of Edward the Confessor, where the mines of Bakewell, Ashford and Hope yielded a modest £30 worth of silver. By contrast, the yield of lead amounted to "five wain loads."

Where England's advantage lay, in Europe's commercial community, was in the consistency of fineness and uniformity of its primary coin, the silver penny. The rigid sense of justice and tradition, which often characterized the workings of the Anglo-Saxon kings, mostly prevented the expediency of coinage debasement in order to make ends meet -- a problem that regularly plagued the various monies on the Continent. Under William the Conqueror, the penny's weight was stabilized at 22 ½ grains, where it remained for two centuries. As England's trade and exports increased during the next two centuries, the English penny became a favored and imitated instrument of exchange.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$810
Lot 258
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck 1062-1066). North-830; S-1183. 0.85 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Facing Bust / Small Cross type. Central circle, crowned, draped, and bearded bust facing within; +EADPARD REX AN: around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; +SPETMAN ON LVN around. Excellent, clear and even strike, with choice flan and metal. Beautiful, even gray toning, with soft to intense peacock coloring in the lustrous recesses. An especially desirable example of its type. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,100.
Ex Lockett collection. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,035
Lot 259
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (York, struck 1062-1066). North-830; S-1183. 1.12 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Facing Bust / Small Cross type. Central quatrefoil (nearly a circle, still with pellet at each apex), within a crowned, draped, and bearded bust facing, the top of crown comprising the upper foil and surmounted by a cross of pellets; +EDPARDE REX around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within, annulet at side; +SCVLA ON EOFERP around. Sharp, bold strike, choice flan and metal still silvery in color, with pale russet-gray toning. Very lustrous. Interesting provincial style, and variant to type (cf. North, pl. 15, 1). NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
Bought at Baldwin's, early 1990s, a recent Thames find. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$863
Lot 260
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (York, struck 1065-1066). North-831; S-1184. 1.17 grams. Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 AD. Pyramids type. Crowned, draped and bearded bust right, scepter before; EADPARD REX around. Reverse: Central circle, small voided cross within and annulet center, in three angles, a narrow pyramid with pellet finial, annulet in last angle; +ALEIF ON EOFRPIC(I?) around. Bold portrait, with generally strong legends. Good flan and metal. Silvery to dark blue-gray toning. Lustrous. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
Ex Corringham and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$805
Lot 261
Great Britain. Kings of All England. AR Penny, ND (Lewes mint). North-836; S-1186. 1.34 grams. Harold II, January-October 1066 AD. PAX type. Moneyer, Oswold. Crowned and bearded bust left, scepter before; +HALOLD REX ANG around. Reverse: Central circle, within horizontal register, PAX; +OZPOLD ON LEPEEI around. Deeply struck, on an especially choice and full flan of fine metal with high rims. Dark to almost ebony toning; the lighter recesses a dark pink or russet, with occasional intense peacock iridescence. Lustrous. Rare, especially in this gem grade. An outstanding, sensitive medieval portrait! NGC graded MS-62.

Anglo-Saxon England ended abruptly at Battle, near present-day Hastings, when an enemy arrow struck King Harold in the eye, killing him on the field. The resulting Norman Conquest ushered in an entirely new era, dominated by hated Frenchmen descended from earlier Viking invaders.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Illustrated in Money of The World, coin 69.

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$10,350
Lot 262
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (Hastings mint, struck 1066-1068). North-839; S-1250. 1.29 grams. William I (the Conqueror), 1066-1087 AD. Cross Fleury type. Moneyer, Duninc. Crowned and draped bust left, scepter at shoulder; +PILLEMVS REX around. Reverse: Central circle, within a cross fleury, pellet in center: +DVNNIC ON ÆSTI around. Superior strike, on a choice, full flan of fine metal (the obverse rim shows one area of softness, opposing reverse details too deeply impressed). Old dark to medium gray toning, generally the recesses lighter with some golden iridescence. Excellent example of type. A wonderful token of English/Norman history, and from its most historic site as well. NGC graded AU-55.

The first type of penny coined for the first Norman king. A rarity from the Hastings mint, struck shortly after the invasion battle, circa 1066-1068.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Illustrated in Money of The World, coin 70.

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$4,600
Lot 263
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 1074-1077). North-845; S-1254. 1.31 grams. William I, 1066-1087 AD. Two Stars type. Moneyer, Godwin. Central circle, within a crowned, draped and mustachioed bust facing, star to either side; +PILELM REX II around. Reverse: Central circle, within cross botonnee with annulet center, over quadrilateral with curved sides and pellet apexes: +GODPI ON LVND around. Superior strike, on a full, choice flan of good metal. Medium silvery, warm or bluish gray toning, with pinks and russets in some of the recesses. Choice example of type. Rare in this grade. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $1,700 - 2,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,783
Lot 264
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (Sandwich mint, struck c. 1083-1086). North-848; S-1257. 1.31 grams. William I, 1066-1087 AD. PAXS type. Moneyer, Ielfgate. Central circle; a crowned, draped and mustachioed bust within, facing and holding scepter in right hand, bust extending to edge of flan; +PILLELM REX around. Reverse: Central circle, within a cross pattee with annulet in each angle containing one letter of PAXS: +IELFGTE ON SAND around. Remarkable portrait with a bold arm. Especially bold strike for type, with just a light touch of doubling in parts but clear legends, on a full flan without splits or flaws. Handsome, old dark silvery gray toning, reflecting as blue. Extremely rare mint, located near Dover. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,500.
A famous specimen! Ex Allen and Parsons collections. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,725
Lot 265
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (Northampton, struck c. 1083-1086). North-851; S-1258. 1.35 grams. William II (Rufus), 1087-1100 AD. Profile type. Moneyer, Sacwine. Central circle; a crowned, draped and mustachioed bust right within, holding sword in right hand, arm extending to edge of flan; +PILLELM REX around. Reverse: Central circle, within a cross pattee with annulet center, over cross fleury: +SEPINE ON HMTIN around. Very good strike for issue on a full flan. Handsome, old dark silvery gray toning. Rare type in extraordinary grade. NGC graded MS-61.

This son of the Conqueror was called Rufus for his red hair and beard.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
A famous specimen! Ex W.C. Wells and Carlyon-Britton (lot 748) collections. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$12,650
Lot 266
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (London, struck c. 1095-1100). This is the rarest issue of William Rufus (usually seen wretched), and even with the areas of striking flatness it ranks among the finest known of its type. North-856; S-1262. 1.37 grams. William II (Rufus), 1087-1100 AD. Cross Fleury and Piles type. Central circle; a crowned, draped and mustachioed bust within, facing and holding scepter in right hand, bust extending to edge of flan, star at right; "WILL" ("EL" blundered" "RE". Reverse: Central circle, within cross fleury, and in each angle a pile with pellet at apex: +ESTMNER ON LIII (London mint?). Estmaer is listed as a London coiner, but the "LIII" suggests Lincoln. Very good strike for type on a flan without the usual cracks or chips. Handsome, old deep gray toning showing blue; a warmer gray on the reverse, with coppers and russets in some of the recesses. Especially choice for issue. NGC graded EF-40.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Allen and F.A. Walters collections. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$4,025
Lot 267
Great Britain. Norman Kings of England. AR Penny, ND (Southwark, struck c. 1136-1145, the Civil War). North-873; S-1278. 1.29 grams. Stephen, 1135-1154 AD. Watford issue type. Moneyer, Tureil. Central circle, within a crowned and draped bust right and holding scepter in right hand, bust extending to edge of flan; +STIEFNE around. Reverse: Central circle, within cross Moline with a fleur-de-lis in each angle: +TUREIL ON SV around. The typical flatness of these often badly struck issues is here limited to the legends. The portrait is remarkably bold and detailed. Handsome, old deep gray toning, tending to browns in the recesses. Virtually As Struck with some luster in evidence. As full a flan as is seen. Tiny edge crack at 8 o'clock obverse, only on the rim. Rare so fine. NGC graded AU-50.
Estimated Value $1,300 - 1,600.
Ex Lockett collection (lot 2954).Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,438



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