Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (1 & 2 December 2020)

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Date of Auction: 1st & 2nd December 2020

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £300 - £400

Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Penny, Expanding Cross type [Light issue], Newport, Sigeweard, sipar[d on n]ipepor, pellet in first and fourth quarter, 0.85g/12h (Blackburn et al, BNJ 1993, p.125, no.2, this coin; Freeman –; Stewartby I, 288, same rev. die; N 820; S 1176). Badly chipped, otherwise very fine, excessively rare £300-£400

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Provenance: Found near Bury St Edmunds, 1993; P Finn FPL 1, May 1994 (29); P Finn FPL 11, November 1997 (88); bt Spink September 2010.

Coins of Newport have been ascribed to Newport Pagnell (Bucks) and Newport Pond (Essex), but proof positive linking these coins to either place is lacking