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Lot 2216
919-921 AD. Obv: Thor's hammer with three pellets above with +RACIIOIT legend (R formed of an upright, three dots and curve). Rev: drawn bow with arrow, pointing right with +RBACIIOIT legend. Found near Preston, Yorkshire, UK, 2013. S. 1011; N. 532; see Blunt and Stewart, The Coinage of Regnald I of York and the Bossall Hoard, NC 143, 1983, pp.146-163, especially nos 20-21 (different dies). See Portable Antiquities Scheme, reference PAS NLM-F304C3 (this coin, with printout of entry); see Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2015. (this coin). The Portable Antiquities Scheme has designated this coin as a find of 'National importance'; Blunt and Stewart list only four examples of the type from the Bossall hoard, found 1807. 1.14 grams.

Condition

Very fine; small chip at edge. Extremely rare; new dies, the pellets above Thor's hammer not known from any other die.

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Hiberno-Norse - Kings of York - Regnald I - Thor's

Estimate £3,000 - £4,000Feb 27, 2016