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Triton XXI, Lot: 1382. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Æthelred II. First reign, 841-843/4. Æ Styca (14mm, 1.19 g, 6h). York mint; Leofthegn, moneyer. + EDILRED REX, cross pattée within beaded circle / + LEOF-DEG-И in three lines around hound running right, head left. Pirie Phase II, Group Ci, 789 (same dies); SCBI 68 (Lyon), 266 var. (obv. cross; same rev. die); EMC –; North 187; SCBC 866. VF, toned, some minor encrustation. Choice for this very rare issue.

From the Dr. JDR Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CI.1 (February 1993), no. 118; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (English Part I, Glendining, 6 June 1955) lot 302; Thomas Bliss Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 22 March 1916) lot 56 (part of)..