Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 5  15 Mar 2022
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Lot 24

Starting price: 640 GBP
Price realized: 1300 GBP
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MS66 | Canute (1016-35), silver Penny, Helmet type (1024-30), Lincoln Mint, Moneyer Svartbrandr, helmeted bust left with sceptre, legend surrounding, +CNVT REX AN, rev. pellet in double annulet at centre of voided short cross, broken annulet enclosing pellet in each angle, linear circles and legend surrounding, + SPARTEBRAND O L•II, 1.15g (N.787; S.1158). Well-struck with sharp detail, an exceptional piece graded by NGC as MS66.

NGC Certification 6318992-002

The legends translate as "Canute King" on obverse and on the reverse "Svartbrandr of Lincoln." Of the 109 examples of this type graded by NGC and PCGS combined, this piece is the single highest graded.

Ex Paul McIlroy Collection, Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 64, 24th September 2003, lot 1618.

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