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DNW – Coins, Tokens and Medals – 6 July 2021

DNW – Coins, Tokens and Medals – 6 July 2021

DNW held an auction on 6 and 7 July 2021. The full catalogue can be found here. To view any of my selected lots in the auction catalogue, click on the lot number.

There is a buyer’s premium of  24% (plus VAT) on the hammer price.

Featured Lots

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Edward the Elder, Halfpenny

Mint: Winchester
Estimate: £4,000 – £5,000

This is a detecting find from 15th April 2021 at Whitchurch, Hampshire. It has been recorded at the PAS as HAMP-940EE0, where it is designated a Find of Note: National Importance. Round halfpennies from the Anglo-Saxon period are very rare finds, this being the second example recorded by PAS, the other being IOW-43BDDE.

The moneyer is Wulfheard as shown by VVIII/+++/HARD on the reverse and the mint is probably Winchester.

The coin was unsold at the auction.

Selection of other lots

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Obverse: cruciform pattern of leaves and annulets. Reverse: annulate horse right, ringed pellet below.
Estimate: £400 – £500
Hammer: £460
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Harold I Penny

Long Cross and Fleur-de-lis type. Reverse legend reads leofri : c on lvn, giving the mint as London and the moneyer Leofric.
Estimate: £1,800 – £2,200
Hammer: £1800
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Henry V, Quarter-Noble

Class G, mint mark: pierced cross. On the obverse there is a lis above the shield.
Estimate: £1,600 – £2,000
Hammer: £2800

Mary, Groat

Mint mark: pomegranate.
Estimate: £600 – £700
Hammer: £550

William and Mary, Guinea

Estimate: £1,200 – £1,500
Hammer: £2600
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Charles I, Ormonde Money Shilling

Estimate: £500 – £600
Hammer: £500
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James I, Demy

Gold Demy of nine shillings, type II. Reverse legend reads “SΛLVVM FAC POPVLVM TV”: O Lord, save Thy people. A lot of the gold in the coinage of Scotland of this period was mined locally, principally from Crawford Moor.
Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
Hammer: £3800
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James VI, Halfcrown

Mint mark: thistle head
Estimate: £300 – £400
Hammer: £700
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Nero, Aureus

Reverse:  Jupiter seated left with legend: ivppiter cvstos, Jupiter the Preserver
Estimate: £1,000 – £1,200
Hammer: £1200
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Valentinian II, Siliqua

Reverse: Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, lvgps in exergue.
Estimate: £150 – £180
Hammer: £240
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