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From the Firth and Lord Grantley Collections

CNG 91, Lot: 1451. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $7750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Coenwulf. 796-821. AR Penny (19mm, 1.25 g, 6h). Portrait type. Uncertain mint in East Anglia (Ipswich?); Lul, moneyer. Struck circa 800-821. + C◊EVVLF REX (Mercian M with horizontal line above), diademed bust right / + L V L within angles of long cross fourchée, with pellet in each outer angle. Naismith E10.2; Blunt, Coinage, Cn 98j (this coin); SCBI –; BMC –; North 363; SCBC 919. EF, attractive dark cabinet tone. Very rare.

Ex C.J. Firth Collection (Spink 1, 11 October 1978), lot 97 (ticket included); Lord Grantley Collection (Part III, Glendining, 22 March 1944), lot 847; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (4 July 1891), lot 275.