Henry I 'Cross in Quatrefoil' Silver Penny
Henry I Silver Penny
Facing Bust/Cross in Quatrefoil
Etstan on Norwich
Spink - 1270
North - 865 Extremely Rare
HENRICVS 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.
[ETST]AN ON NOR. Cross pattée within pointed quatrefoil, four quatrefoils of annulets in field.
Very fine, well struck, a clear and sharp bust, some edge loss and minor marks. A very pleasing example of this extremely rare issue, seldom offered for sale.
Metal detecting find Suffolk - recorded as EMC 2016.0067 (Not yet listed)
Only one other example of this mint on EMC - from the same dies, Ex W J Conte collection, now in the Fitzwilliam Museum ( EMC 1200.0749 / http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/78663 )