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430, Lot: 509. Estimate $500.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Berhtwulf. 840-852. Fragment AR Penny (21.5mm, 0.99 g, 10h). London mint; Brid, moneyer. (four pellets) BER[HTV]LF REX, diademed bust right breaking inner circle / + B[RID] (Mercian m)ONETΛ around inner circle containing cross-crosslet. Booth 3 = Naismith L34.1c (this coin); SCBI –; BMC 118; North 407; SCBC 935. Good VF, toned, large fragment missing that does not affect the portrait.

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CIV.10 (December 1996), no. 5939; Spink Numismatic Circular XCVIII.1 (February 1990), no. 181; private collection; F. Elmore Jones Collection (Glendining, 12 May 1971), lot 25.