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Wuneetton Thrymsa

CNG 112, Lot: 797. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $6060. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Substantive Gold Phase. Circa 620-645. AV Thrymsa – Shilling (14.5mm, 1.26 g, 9h). Witmen-derived (‘Wuneetton’) type. Mint in Essex(?). Head right with two-banded collar with pellets; to right, trident with split base / Cross pattée within double beaded circle; WVBƎƎTTOИ around. EMC 2018.0326 (this coin); Sutherland Type IV.iii, 73 (O2/R2); A&W Type V.xiv; MEC 8 table 3, 23; Metcalf 77; SCBI 63 (BM), 14; SCBI 69 (Abramson), 4; North 26; SCBC 761. Light rim crease with small associated crack, a few light marks. VF. Bold strike on a broad flan. The reverse reading particularly clear. Very rare.

Found Over, Cambridgeshire, September 2018.