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Extremely Rare Warminster Penny


ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Cnut. 1016-1035. AR Penny (17mm, 1.16 g, 12h). Short Cross type (BMC xvi, Hild. H). Wereminster (Warminster) mint; Winegod, moneyer. Struck circa 1029-1035/6. + CNV T RECX, diademed bust left; lis-tipped scepter before / + PINEGOD ON PORI, voided short cross with pellet-in-annulet in center. SCBI 15 (Copenhagen), 4212 (same dies); cf. EMC 2013.0061; CNG 60, lot 2244 (same dies); BMC –; North 790; SCBC 1159. Good VF, slight crimp. Extremely rare.

Ex Lord Stewartby Collection (Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016), 264, purchased from Baldwin’s, June 2002.