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King of All Britain

430, Lot: 515. Estimate $500.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (22mm, 1.30 g, 5h). Circumscription Cross type (BMC v). York mint; Regnald, moneyer. + EÐEL(crescent)STΛN REX To BRIΓ, small cross pattée / + REGNΛ(crescent)(inverted T)(crescent)D(crescent) M-o EFoRPIC, small cross pattée. Blunt, Aethelstan 246 note; cf. SCBI 34 (BM), 109-13 (for type); North 672; SCBC 1093. VF, slightly wavy flan, some light scratches under tone.

Ex Spink Numisamtic Circular XCVIII.3 (April 1990), no. 1678. Reportedly ex David Dupree Collection (sold en-bloc to Spink, but not noted in their catalogs).