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Triton XV, Lot: 1845. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Alchred. 765-774. AR Styca (14mm, 0.95 g, 6h). Eoferwic (York) mint. ΛΓLHDER (last three letters retrograde), small cross pommée / Quadruped standing right, raising foreleg; small cross pommée below. Beowulf 114 (same dies); Booth, Sceattas - [unlisted dies]; Pirie, Guide 2.5b (same dies as illustration); North 179; SCBC 849. EF, toned. Exceptional metal for issue, and superior to the Beowulf specimen (Classical Numismatic Group 75, lot 1449). Very rare.