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LOT 210

Sold for (Inc. bp): £621

NORMAN - STEPHEN - 'SOUTHERN VARIANT' PENNY
(1.01 grams.).

C.1136-c.1145 AD. Irregular 'Southern Variant' Issue penny of Stephen. Southampton mint, moneyer Sanson. Obv: crowned bust right having collar of small annulets at neck with sceptre in front and STEFRNX legend. Rev: voided short cross moline with lis in angles, annulet at centre and [+SANS]ONIONAN[ ] legend. Very rare. About very fine or better for this poorly struck series, with clear bust and details; some minor surface scratches and struck a little off-centre.

PROVENANCE:
Found Hampshire, 2008.

LITERATURE:
S. 1295, N. 905. The dies not apparently represented in EMC/SCBI.