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Edward the Confessor small flan Frome Brihtwine

Edward the Confessor (1042-66), silver Penny, small flan type (1048-50), Frome Mint, Moneyer Brihtwine, diademed bust left, bust to bottom of coin, Latin legend commences at top with toothed border surrounding, +EDPA RD RE, rev. pellet at centre of voided cross, Latin legend and toothed border surrounding, +BRIHTPNE ON FR., both Ns ligatured to next letter, weight 1.12g (N.818; S.1175). Toned, about very fine and of the highest rarity.

The Latin legends translate as "Edward King" on obverse and "Brihtwine of Frome" on the reverse.

Provenance:

Ex Baldwin Auction 14, 13th October 1997, lot 175, sold for £2,600 hammer.

This is the only known example of these dies and reverse reading. Only two other small flan Frome Mint pieces are known, both struck from the same pair of dies which have a different reverse reading with moneyer name "Brine."

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