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CNG 103, Lot: 1163. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Edward the Elder. 899-924. AR Penny (22mm, 1.59 g, 12h). Circumscription cross/Horizontal-Trefoil 1 (HT 1) type (BMC ii). Wessex (prob. Winchester) dies; Deorweald, moneyer. Late period I, circa 915-920. + EADVVEARD REX, small cross pattée / DEORV/VALD M–O in two lines; three crosses pattée between, trefoils above and below. CTCE 146(i); SCBI –; BMC –; North 649; SCBC 1087. Near EF, glossy dark toning.

Deorwald was the moneyer who struck the unique gold mancus for Edward (CTCE 144 = C.E. Blunt, “A Gold Penny of Edward the Elder” in BNJ XXV [1945–8], pp. 277–81).