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Research Coins: Printed Auction

Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1258. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $1720. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

NORMAN. Stephen. 1135-1154. AR Penny (1.30 g, 10h). Awbridge type, circa 1154-1158. Norwich mint; William G, moneyer. +ST[IEFNE], crowned bearded facing bust, holding sceptre / +PILLEM [G(?) ON] NOR, voided cross; fleurs in quarters. Elmore-Jones, "Stephen Type VII," BNJ XXVIII (1955-57), p. 550 note; Mack, Stephen 118f; North 881; SCBC 1282. Good VF, old collection toning. Among the finest of the rare posthumous bearded portraits of Stephen. ($1500)

Elmore-Jones notes one specimen in the Norwich Castle collection that is of an uncertain moneyer, possibly William, with a surname G. This coin is clearly from a moneyer William, with space for at least one other letter before ON NOR.