Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Penny, Hammer Cross type, Bury St Edmunds, Morcere, morcre on eadmvn, saltire in first and fourth quarters, dies Bb, 1.06g/12h (Eaglen 6 [B227], this coin; FEJ 127, this coin; Freeman 8; N 828; S 1182). Broken and repaired, small chip missing, otherwise very fine or better, extremely rare £200-£300
This lot was sold as part of a special collection, English Coins from the Collection of the late Dr John Hulett.
Provenance: R.C. Lockett Collection, Part I, Glendining Auction, 6-9 June 1955, lot 846; F. Elmore Jones Collection, Glendining Auction, 12-13 May 1971, lot 127; B.R. Osborne Collection; R.J. Eaglen Collection, DNW Auction 71, 28 September 2006, lot 358 [from B.R.O. January 1983].
A note from the late vendor states that the coin broke in B.R. Osborne’s hand