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Edward the Confessor Penny Norwich, expanding cross heavy

Edward the Confessor (1042-66), silver Penny, expanding cross type (1050-53), heavy issue, Norwich Mint, Moneyer Thurferth, diademed bust left with sceptre, bust to bottom of coin, Latin legend commences upper right with toothed border surrounding, +EDPE: .RD REX, rev. pellet in double annulet at centre of cross with expanding limbs, all within linear circle, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, +ÐVRFERÐ ON NORÐ, weight 1.78g (N.823; S.1177). Toned, double struck on reverse, good very fine.

The Latin legends translate as "Edward King" on obverse and "Thurferth of Norwich" on the reverse.

Provenance:

Ex Dr J Lavertine, Baldwin Auction 18, 12th October 1998, lot 1737.

Ex Spink Coin Auction, 6th October 2004, lot 370.

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