Edward the Confessor (1042 – 1066 AD) Pointed Helmet Type Penny; Steyning, Wulfric. 1.27g. 21.00mm. (N. 825, S. 1179). REF: AZFUVF.
Obverse: Helmeted bust right, cross type sceptre to right, inscription around +EDREI DREX. Reverse: Voided long cross with central circle, limbs terminating in trefoil design at the inscription around +PVLFRIC ON STÆ
Struck on a full and flat flan without defects. Steel-grey tone, with a hint of iridescence. Some double-striking in the reverse legend, but the lovely portrait more than makes up for this, the coin being very pleasant ‘in the hand’. Scarce, the EMC listing just 11 examples for the mint. gVF/nVF.
Gemini IX, 8th January 2012, lot 570 (with ticket).