Edward the Confessor Pointed Helmet Type Penny

Edward the Confessor (1042 – 1066 AD) Pointed Helmet Type Penny; Colchester, Deorman.  1.32g. (N. 825, S. 1179). REF: VY2D5G.

Obverse: Helmeted bust right, cross type sceptre to right, inscription around +EDPER DREX. Reverse: Voided long cross with central circle, limbs terminating in trefoil design at the inscription around +DEORMAN ON COLECE.

An excellent portrait illustrating the spangheim helmet with characteristic nasal guard and chainmail coif. Good, lightly toned silver, faint surface fault behind neck on obverse only. Scarce, the mint extremely rare for the type, the EMC listing just 6 examples (and just one coin for Deorman at any mint). Same dies as EMC: 1030.0603 (SCBI: 30/603, American Collections). Good very fine.


G. V. Doubleday sale, Glendining, 6th October 1987, lot 109 (with Doubleday ticket).

Price: £1,390 Status: For Sale