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LOT 207

Sold for (Inc. bp): £184

BRITISH ANGLO-SAXON - EDWARD THE CONFESSOR - UNIQUE HELMET/SOVEREIGN MULE
(0.53 grams.).

1056-1059 AD. Cut halfpenny Mule of BMC VII (Pointed Helmet) and BMC IX (Sovereign/Eagles) types, Thetford mint, uncertain moneyer. Obverse: Pointed Helmet type with helmeted bust right with +EDPE[.......] legend. Reverse: Eagles type with [........]AONDEDI[?] legend. A moneyer Blachere (BLACERE) is known for the Eagles reverse type at this mint and a form of his name as BLACERA is known for him on a Hammer Coss reverse die. Alternatively, the moneyer Atsurr (ARSERA) is also known for the Hammer Cross type. Unique. Good fine and better, with a slight bend to the flan.

LITERATURE:
The mule unpublished and the reverse die unrecorded. S. 1179/1181; N:825/827; EMC -. BMC -. Hild. -.