Auction Results: DNW sells some rare coins found by detectorists – 3 November

Dix Noonan Webb auction includes detecting finds

The Coins and Historical Medals auction Dix Noonan Webb auction on 3 November included a number of detecting finds, some of which have been unearthed within the last few months.

One of the stars of the show was Lot 28, an Eustace Fitzjohn penny of York which sold for £24,000, (pre sale estimate of £10,000 – £15,000). The coin was found by a detectorist based in Leeds, which happens to be my home town.

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Lot 3, Catuvellauni gold stater

Cunobelin, linear type S. 281, good VF, rare, found in Essex, pre-sale estimate £1,000-£1,200. Sold for £1,600

Lot 10, Offa penny of Canterbury

light coinage, no portrait, moneyer Headberht, S. 904, two edge splits, otherwise VF, very rare, found in West Sussex, £800-£1,000. Sold for £1,200

Lot 12, Eadred penny

with portrait, moneyer Nothel. S. 1115, flan slightly wavy, otherwise nearly VF and rare, found in Essex, £800-£1,000. Sold for £1,100

Lot 22, William I penny of Winchester

bonnet type, moneyer Leofing, S. 1251, crack in centre and wavy flan, otherwise good VF, found in Hampshire, £600-800. Sold for £600

Lot 27, Stephen and Matilda penny of York

two figure type, the reverse with ornaments in the legend, S. 1315, VF, very rare, found in Lincolnshire, £10,000-£15,000. Sold for £10,000

Lot 28, Eustace Fitzjohn penny of York

armed knight on obverse, cross within quatrefoil on reverse, S. 1316, good VF with fully legible legends, lightly toned, attractive and extremely rare, found in North Yorkshire, £10,000-£15,000. Sold for £24,000

Lot 29, Henry III round halfpenny of London

class VII, moneyer Elis, S. 1357D, slightly buckled, otherwise fully legible on a round flan, about VF, excessively rare and far fewer known than the round halfpennies of Henry I, found in North Norfolk, £4,000-£6,000. Sold for £5,500

Lot 571, Carausius denarius

probably London, lion with thunderbolt in mouth on reverse, RSR in exergue, RIC 591, large edge chip, otherwise good VF, found in Dorset, £1,000-£1,500. Sold for £3,200

Lot 572, Carausius denarius

London, altar on reverse inscribed with MVL TIS XX IMP, RSR below, RIC 595, minute flan crack, otherwise nearly EF with some residual bloom, very attractive and extremely rare, found in Hampshire, £4,000-£5,000. Sold for £7,500

Lot 613, Merovingian pseudo-imperial gold tremissis

circa AD 540-60, uncertain mint (probably Burgundy), VF, the obverse die of unusually refined style for the type, extremely rare, found in Oxfordshire, £1,200-£1,500. Sold for £2,400

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