SKU: 5518

£12,450.00

Pax type. A most attractive and pleasing coin with an excellent provenance. Choice and highly desirable.

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Harold II (1066), silver Penny, Lewes mint, moneyer Oswold, Pax type, BMC i. Obv. Crowned head facing left holding sceptre, no inner circle. Rev. PAX between parallel beaded horizontal lines within inner beaded circle. 1.32g, die axis 3h (S.1186; North 836). A most attractive and pleasing coin with a delightful deep, rich cabinet tone and excellent provenance. Choice and highly desirable. Extremely fine and probably much as struck. Rare.

With multiple old tickets in various hands.

Provenance
Ex. Chancton Farm Hoard, Steyning, Sussex, 1867.
Ex. Sir John Evans (died 1908) collection, purchased by Spink, sold en bloc before auction sale.
Ex. J Pierrepont Morgan (died 1913) collection, sold through his son 1915 with first choice going to the British Museum and majority of the remainder sold to Mr R C Lockett.
Ex. Richard Cyril Lockett collection, English portion (part I), Glendining, 6-9 June 1955, lot 867, sold for £11
Ex. Spink Numismatic Circular, December 2007, item HS3209
Ex. Baldwin Auction 93, 05/05/2015, Lot 61.

Reported to the Numismatic Society 18 April 1867, the Upper Chancton Farm Hoard was subsequently published by Barclay V Head in the Numismatic Chronicle, third Series, volume VII. The hoard consisted of at least 1720 coins (some were dispersed before this quantity reached the British Museum) of mainly Edward the Confessor. 58 examples were recovered of King Harold II of which 35 were of the moneyer Oswold working at the Lewes mint. The two examples in the Fitzwilliam Museum referenced above are also from the Chancton Farm Hoard, one with an upright die axis and one with an inverted die axis. The coin offered here has a 3 o’clock die axis and all are struck from the same dies.

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Country

Period

Ruler

Phase

Date

Production Method

Metal

Denomination

Condition

Mint

Moneyer

Type

Pax type

Series

Weight

References

North 836, S.1186

Rarity

Rare

Old Ticket