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Triton XXI, Lot: 1387. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $22500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (20mm, 1.40 g). Cross-and-Lozenge type (BMC v). London style; Burgweald, moneyer. Struck circa 875-880. ELFRE D REX (triple pellets), diademed bust right / BV RG VΛ LD, cross pattée within lozenge over long beaded cross; crossbars at lozenge ends. Blackburn & Keynes –; SCBI –; BMC –; North 629; SCBC 1058. Near EF, a little double struck on reverse, slight crimp, particularly good metal. Very rare.


From the Dr. Andrew Wayne Collection. Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb 81 (30 April 2009), lot 113.