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CNG 103, Lot: 1162. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Danish Northumbria). Cnut & Siefred (Sigeferth). Circa 900. AR Penny (20mm, 1.25 g, 3h). York mint. Inverted patriarchal cross; C И V T at end of limbs, R· E· ·X ·: in quarters / + MIRΛBILIΛ FC, small cross pattée, with pellet in 1st and 4th quarters. L&S Class VId; SCBI 29 (Merseyside), 405 (same dies); BMC 916; North 511; SCBC 998. Near EF, toned.

Ex Dr. Andrew Wayne Collection; Spink Numismatic Circular CXII.1 (February 2004), no. HS 1492; Christie’s (28 February 1991), lot 499.

The unusual reverse legend MIRABILLA FECIT expands to “Sing a song to the Lord for HE HAS DONE MARVELLOUS DEEDS” a direct quote from Psalm 98.1.