Stephen, Anarchy or First Civil War of England 1135-1154

Anarchy or first civil war of England. Probably Southampton (“ANT”) mint, Moneyer Sanson. Crowned portrait facing right, wearing a collar of annulets and holding a scepter; reverse, voided cross Moline, annulet at center. Very rare.

A technically superior example featuring one of the most detailed image of this king known, struck on a full broad flan and showing nearly complete, readable legends, and golden gray patina.