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Anglo Saxon Pennies

Triton XXI, Lot: 1383. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Cynethryth. Wife of Offa, 757-796. AR Penny (17mm, 1.12 g, 1h). Light coinage, portrait type. Canterbury mint; Eoba, moneyer. Struck 784/5. Draped bust right; triple-pellets to left, triple pellets and E·◊·B:A· to right / + C·У·NEð·RУð· REG·INΛ, barred Mercian m in center. Chick 143b (this coin) = EMC 2009.0183 = Coin Register 2010, 168; SCBI 67 (BM), 657 var. (legends); cf. North 339; SCBC 909. Good VF, toned, minor flaw on obverse. Good metal. A handsome example of this desirable and very rare portrait piece.

Found near Hollingbourne, Kent, 23 March 2000.