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Triton XV, Lot: 1844. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Eadberht, with Archbishop Ecgberht. 737-758. AR Styca (13mm, 0.95 g, 6h). Eoferwic (York) mint. EDTBREҺTVΓ· (retrograde), small cross pattée / ECGBERҺT Λ, figure standing right, holding long cross in each hand. Booth, Sceattas, type iv, 10-16 var. (normal obv. legend), but cf. 23 for a similar type with retrograde obv. legend; Pirie 17 var. (same); Pirie, Guide 2.2a var. (same); North 192; SCBC 852. Good VF, toned, with underlying luster. Extremely rare variety, and apparently unpublished with a retrograde obverse legend.