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565835. SOLD $1150

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Confessor. 1042-1066. AR Penny (18mm, 1.02 g, 4h). Trefoil Quadrilateral type (BMC iii, Hild. C). London mint; Beorthræd, moneyer. Struck circa 1046-1048. + EDPΛ · RD R : E :, diademed and draped bust left; scepter pommée to left / + BRIHTRED ON LVN ·:, quadrilateral, with pellet in center and trefoils at angles, over voided short cross. Freeman 172; SCBI 42 (South-Eastern), 1158 var. (legends); North 817; SCBC 1174. Minute striking perforation in legend. Rich cabinet toning with hints of iridescence. Near EF.