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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Alchred, with Archbishop Ecgberht. 765-774. AR Sceatt (13mm, 1.04 g, 10h). Eoforwic (York) mint. + ΛL·ЧHRCЧ (blundered with various retrograde letters) around central cross / EςBERΛR hR (blundered with various retrograde letters) around central cross. Booth, Sceattas 1 (dies A/a) = SCBI 63 (BM), 776; Pirie, Guide 2.6a (same rev. die as illustration); Pirie –; North 193; SCBC 854. VF. toned. Extremely rare – none listed by Pirie in the York collection.

Ex Lord Stewartby Collection (Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016), 2708. Incorrectly pedigreed to Lord Grantley Collection (Part I, Glendining, 27 January 1944), lots 799 or 800 - see Booth.