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430, Lot: 514. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (19mm, 1.26 g, 6h). Type I, Lunettes A, variant IIB (BMC i var. b). Wessex mint; Hebeca, moneyer. Struck 871-circa 875. + ΛELBRED REX, small diademed bust right breaking inner circle / HEBECΛ across central field; • MON • • ETΛ in lunettes above and below. Lyons & MacKay, Lunettes Dies E/d (this coin referenced); SCBI 20 (Mack) 728; North 627; SCBC 1057. Near EF, toned.

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular XCVI.10 (December 1988), no. 7795.