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 £8,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Edward the Martyr (975-978), Penny, Stamford, Oio, ogea m¯o stanford :·, obv. legend ends anglo, 1.29g/12h (SCBI Lincolnshire 1094, same dies; Jonsson p.55, coin f), this coin; BMC 30; N 763; S 1142). A trifle weak on high points of obverse, otherwise extremely fine and well-centred, toned, very rare £4,000-£5,000

Footnote

Provenance: SNC September 1958 (6128); SNC July-August 1959 (14944); H.R. Mossop Collection; bt Seaby March 1966.

The accompanying Seaby ticket (in the hand of Frank Purvey) incorrectly associates the provenance of this coin with a die-duplicate (originally P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton 466 and Bruun 121, among others), acquired by Sir Francis Hill in 1950 and now in the City and County Museum, Lincoln. A further die-duplicate, not to be confused with the present piece, was in SCMB August 1966 (H 3511 [= Jonsson p.55, coin e)]