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567508. SOLD $5750

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelwulf. 839-858. AR Penny (21mm, 1.40 g, 9h). Inscribed Cross type. Canterbury mint; Æthelnoth, moneyer. Struck circa 854-858. + ΛEÐELVVLF REX, draped bust right / + EÐELN OÐ MO N E T Λ arranged on limbs of, and around, beaded cross. Naismith 139g (this coin); SCBI 2 (Glasgow), 550 (same obv. die); North 618; SCBC 1051. Toned, obverse die flaw, tiny edge nick. Good VF. Rare.

Ex W. Oldknow Collection; G.J. Bascom (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 15 June 1914), lot 55.

As the lot in the Bascom sale was purchased by Spink, this coin is probably also ex Spink Numismatic Circular XXIV.3-4 (March-April 1916), no. 39354.