The North Yorkshire Moors Collection of British Coins formed by Marvin Lessen (Part 2) (3 July 2019)

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Date of Auction: 3rd July 2019

Sold for £750

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Æthelred II (978-1016), Penny, Helmet type, Gothabyrig [Castle Gotha], Wulfmær, pvlfmær m’o goda, 1.16g/6h (Doubleday 143, this coin; Dolley/Elmore Jones, BNJ XXVIII, no.5, same dies; BEH 1136; N 775; S 1152). Flan crack at 4 o’clock on obverse has been repaired, obverse fine, reverse very fine, extremely rare £800-£1,200

Footnote

Provenance: W.T. Ready Collection, Sotheby Auction, 15-19 November 1920, lot 124; G.C. Drabble Collection, Glendining Auction, 4-6 July 1939, lot 475; Duke of Argyll Collection; G.V. Doubleday Collection, Glendining Auction, 6 October 1987, lot 143; A Collection of Pennies of Æthelred II, the Property of a Gentleman, Spink Auction 212, 28-9 March 2012, lot 401