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LOT 3532

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Norman Coins - Stephen - Cambridge / Reinald - Cross and Piles Penny

1150-1154 AD

BMC type vi. Obv: profile bust left with sceptre and +STIEFNE: legend. Rev: cross fleury with pile and trefoil in angles with +REINALD:ON:GRA legend for the moneyer Reinald at Cambridge mint. 1.30 grams. About as struck; thin crack to surface. Unique type for this mint and moneyer.

Provenance
Found near Toftwood, Norfolk, UK, February 2019.

Published
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2019.0198 (this coin); see Portable Antiquities Scheme, reference NMS-8F9D9D (ditto).

Literature
S. 1281; N. 879.

Footnotes
The moneyer Reinald is only otherwise recorded at Cambridge mint for a single coin of the 'Awbridge' type; only one other coin (of an irregular issue) is recorded for Cambridge mint in this reign.