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11101061
CNG 111, Lot: 1061. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (17mm, 1.14 g, 1h). Light coinage, portrait type. Canterbury mint; Peohtweald, moneyer. Struck circa 785-792/3. Draped bust right / PE HT VA L∂ in angles of a Celtic cross with a long cross fleurée over small saltire cross of petals. EMC 2010.0110 (this coin); Naismith, Coinage 40 = Chick 128; SCBI –; North 294; SCBC 905. VF, light porosity, some edge loss.


From the Ealing Collection, purchased from Timeline Auctions, February 2010. Found Tilbury, Essex, 2007.

Naismith notes that “[t]his coin is of noticeably finer style than the other two surviving specimens of Chick 128.”