Norman - Stephen - 'Southern Variant' Penny
Coins - Norman
GBP (£) 400 - 500
EUR (€) 470 - 590
USD ($) 520 - 650
Sold for (Inc. premium): £621
C.1136-c.1145 AD. Irregular 'Southern Variant' Issue penny of Stephen. Southampton mint, moneyer Sanson. Obv: crowned bust right having collar of small annulets at neck with sceptre in front and STEFRNX legend. Rev: voided short cross moline with lis in angles, annulet at centre and [+SANS]ONIONAN[ ] legend. Very rare. 1.01 grams. About very fine or better for this poorly struck series, with clear bust and details; some minor surface scratches and struck a little off-centre.
Found Hampshire, 2008.
S. 1295, N. 905. The dies not apparently represented in EMC/SCBI.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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