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641611
Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1611. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $915. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON. Aethelred I, king of Northumbria. Second reign, 789-796 AD. AR Sceatta (1.13 gm). + AEDILRED around small cross / + EANBALD (retrograde) around circle with central pellet. Pirie -; cf. North pg. 71, note 165; SCBC -. Toned, nice VF. Extremely rare. ($1000)

North notes that although this coin may have been struck under the auspices of Aethelred and Archbishop Eanbald I, it is more likely that Eanbald is a moneyer of the same name.