Edward the Confessor (1042 – 1066 AD) Hammer Cross Type Penny; Northampton, Saewine. 1.28g. (N. 828, S. 1182). REF: 6LT93F.
Obverse: Cloaked crowned bust right, sceptre with quatrefoil cross to right, inscription around +EADPA RDREX. Reverse: Voided short cross each limb with hammerhead ends, additional pellet in second quarter, inscription around +SÆPINE ON HAMT
Of good metal and a pleasant dark grey tone, with a strong portrait. Some flat areas in the legends, and with minor ancient scratches. Extremely rare, only one specimen listed in the EMC/SCBI. Reverse die as EMC: 1030.0634 (SCBI: 30/634, American Collections). VF.
Ex. Wells collection. BNJ Vol XIX, plate IV, No. 9 (this coin).