Henry I Silver Penny 'Facing Bust with Quatrefoil/Quatrefoil with Piles' Mule
Henry I Silver Penny
Facing Bust with Quatrefoil/Quatrefoil with Piles Mule
Ulfketill on Norwich
North – 865/863
Spink – 1270/68
H[ENRICVS] REX. Facing crowned and diademed bust, sceptre in right hand surmounted by a quatrefoil of annulets, star and a quatrefoil of annulets design in field.
PV[F--]ETEL O[N NOR]. Figure formed of four semi-circles and four piles alternating, each pile surmounted by an annulet.
Lightly bent, weakly struck in parts with a few marks otherwise good fine, official edge nick. Excessively rare, with only two others known.
Found near Thetford 8th Feb 2020 and listed on EMC as 2020.0061
The two other known type 9/7 mules were found in the Geldermalsen (Netherlands) Hoard in 2012 and share the same dies. They are illustrated in Allen, M. 'The mints and moneyers of England and Wales' BNJ 2016, p. 177 - Figs 19a-b.