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Triton XXI, Lot: 1379. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Alchred. 765-774. AR Sceatt (12.5mm, 0.93 g, 6h). York mint. AL·CH down left side, retrograde RED down right side, both read from outside, cross pattée / Quadruped standing right, raising foreleg; small cross pattée below. Booth, Sceattas 1–15 var. (legend, unlisted dies); Pirie, Guide 2.5b var. (legend); SCBI 63 (BM), 781 var. (same); EMC 2001.0068 var. (same; same rev. die); North 179; SCBC 849. Good VF, toned, softly struck on obverse.

From the Dr. JDR Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXIII.1 (Winter 1998), no. 148.