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CNG 111, Lot: 1069. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Ecgberht. 802-839. AR Penny (21mm, 1.28 g, 10h). Large Portrait type. Canterbury mint; Oba, moneyer. Struck 825/6-circa 828. Diademed and draped bust right / + OBΛ MOHETΛ :·, Dorob(ernia) C(ivitas) monogram. Naismith 85; SCBI 67 (BM), 1040-1046; North 573; SCBC 1035. Good VF, toned, internal flan crack in king’s name. Rare.

From the Ealing Collection, purchased from Baldwin’s, January 2013. Ex Baldwin’s stock, purchased by A.H. Baldwin, 27 November 1945 (ticket included). Reportedly ex Glendining’s (6 June 1934), lot 720; Col. Mainwaring Collection (Glendining’s, 24 March 1926), lot 225.