British, Ancient and World Coins (16 September 2020)

Date of Auction: 16th September 2020

Sold for £3,400

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

William II (1087-1100), Penny, Cross Pattée and Fleury type [BMC IV], Tamworth, Hireworth, hirepord on tam, 1.26g/3h (Allen, BNJ 2016, p.168, fig. f, this coin; Danson –; BMC –; N 855; S 1261). Minor striking weakness and the flan slightly wavy, otherwise good very fine and toned, extremely rare £3,000-£4,000


Provenance: Elsen Auction 120 (Brussels), 15 March 2014, lot 816; CNG Classical Numismatic Review, 39 no.2, Summer 2014 (978938).

This coin is seemingly the only known example of BMC type IV struck at Tamworth and the only coin signed with the name Hireworth in the entire Anglo-Norman series