This week’s fresh listings:

 

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This week's fresh listings:

 

 

WMH-8126:  Henry 1st Norman Hammered Silver PAX Penny.  B.M.C. III, PAXS type1103 only: +GE[RMAN]E ON GLIPE – Germane of Ipswich.  Spink 1264.  There are only x26 results for all Henry 1st types minted at Ipswich on the EMC database - including cut halves and historical entries with no images - but only x3 are Henry 1st type III Ipswich and none are GERMANE.  Sold with an old auction information slip.  An exceptionally rare coin, perhaps even unique.  £2,225

 

WMH-8127:  Henry 1st Norman Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. XV, Quadrilateral on cross fleury type, 1125-35 only: +OS[B]ERN ON [G]IPE – Osbern of Ipswich.  Spink 1276.  There are only x26 results for all Henry 1st types minted at Ipswich on the EMC database - including cut halves and historical entries with no images - but only x6 are Henry 1st type XV Ipswich.  One has a Winchester mint signature which is impressive considering it's in the Ipswich section and Osbern was not a moneyer at Winchester!)  Sold with several old tickets.  A rare coin on an unusual irregular flan.  £675

 

WMH-8128:  Stephen Norman Hammered Silver Penny.  An exceptional coin.  Cross MolineWatford” type B.M.C. I, Š[VR]STAN:ON:EVE – Thorsteinn of York.  Spink 1278.  Of the x5 examples recorded on the EMC database, this coin is the best. Dark toning, full flan, well centred, strong portrait, excellent legends – you will struggle to find a better example for type or mint available today.  £1,750

 

WJC-8129:  1624 James 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence.  Third Coinage, sixth bust, initial mark Trefoil so not just the final date in the series but also the final (and rarer) initial mark - it's normally Lis for 1624.  Spink 2670.  In the last couple of years, it's been noticeable that the previously unpopular James 1st sixpences have finally become keenly sought-after, particularly the better grade examples, of which there are actually very few around that aren't 1603.  An uncommon date but more importantly, a very nice grade indeed for issue.  £425

 

WSC-8130:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Long Cross & Mullets Penny.  Second coinage, Sterling, circa 1280-6.  Roxburgh mint.  Obv: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA, bust left.  Rev: +REX SCOTORVM, long cross with x3 mullets of six and x1 mullets of five points in angles.  This is a rare class E1 / M mule.  Old tickets here.  Spink 5055/5056.  Deeply toned.  £285

Provenance:

Ex A. Gillis (May 2004)

Ex R.W. Kirton collection (an excellent numismatic researcher who amassed a comprehensive collection of Scottish coinage)

 

WSC-8131:  Alexander III Scottish Hammered Silver Long Cross & Mullets Penny.  Second coinage, Sterling, circa 1280-6.  Roxburgh mint.  Obv: +ALEXANDER DEI GRA, bust left.  Rev: +REX SCOTORVM, long cross with x3 mullets of six and x1 mullets of five points in angles.  This is a rarer Mc2 class.  Old tickets here.  Spink 5055/5056.  Deeply toned.  £285

Provenance:

Ex Steve Blencoe (2008)

Ex R.W. Kirton collection (an excellent numismatic researcher who amassed a comprehensive collection of Scottish coinage)

 

WSC-8132:  John Baliol Scottish Medieval Hammered Silver Long Cross Penny.  First coinage, "Rough Surface" issue, struck early on in the 1292-6 period.  The rare St Andrews mint.  Spink 5067.  John Baliol was “chosen” out of thirteen competitors for the Scottish throne upon the death of Alexander III.  The English king, Edward I, was the arbitrator.  John Baliol’s four year reign ended in 1296 with his abdication when Berwick, Edinburgh, Perth, Roxburgh and Stirling all fell to the English.  Collectors will be aware that the vast majority of John Baliol coins were at the very back of the eye-appeal queue, non more-so than the rough surface, first issue.  This coin absolutely bucks that trend with a remarkably superior obverse.  The reverse less-so due to double striking.  However, the St Andrews mint attribution elevates this coin to a much rarer level than mere grade.  I can list you many instances where Spink are just plain wrong in their pricing.  Let's be honest, we all can.  However, that they list the St Andrews Baliol penny at just £10 higher than a Berwick (ie standard) Baliol penny is, I think, now top of my "Spink: Incredulous Prices!!" list.  I have had only one other St Andrews example in the last 30 odd years and I even remember that it was not a patch on this one.  A rare find.  £795

 

WI-8133:  John (as Lord) Irish Medieval Hammered Silver Halfpenny.  Listed in reference books as pennies but circulated at halfpence (the halfpennies duly circulated as farthings).  Second DOM[inus] coinage with obverse legend ending -OM, c.1185/1190 and to no later than 1208/9.  Dublin mint: +WILLELM ON DV.  With a cross potent as opposed to a cross pommee reverse, this is a Group 1b coin, Spink 6205, but the moneyer Willelm appears to only have been active under Group 2, cross pommee coinage.  Prince John (his father still being very much alive at this point) was given Lordship of Ireland in 1177.  He finally visited in 1185 which coincided with the first (excessively rare) issue.  This later issue followed on from that.  In 1208, John became king, so heralding the third "Rex" coinage.  Some double striking but still a very presentable coin with the type / moneyer anomaly which, if correct, changes things by putting Willelm in Group 1 as well as Group 2.  £385 RESERVED (L.P.T.15-7-24)

 

WI-8134:  Edward IV Irish Medieval Hammered Late Silver Rose Penny.  Sun and roses / rose on cross coinage, circa 1479.  Dublin mint.  Roses & suns alternating at the crown and neck with a large rose at the centre of the reverse cross.  Spink 6390A or 6393A - nobody really understands what Spink did with the referencing of Irish coins (appendix 2), not least, I suspect, Spink themselves!  An incredibly rare issue - it's the first I've ever had or even held (I've had a couple of the groats through my hands) - and rarer still to have a clear mint reading.  Jasper Burns (Irish Hammered Pennies of Edward IV - Henry VII, fifth edition) attributes this as S-1 Dublin and interestingly, states ... only 3 specimens known to author.  If you're looking for a VF or better example, let me save you a lifetime of searching - they don't exist.  Don't miss this one.  £850 RESERVED (L.P.T.15-7-24)