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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1238. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $780. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Edward the Elder. 899-924. AR Penny (1.58 g, 9h). Circumscription cross/Horizontal (HT1) type. Winchester dies; Beahstan, moneyer. Late I period, circa 915-920. +E DVVE RD REX, small cross / BEAHS TAN MO in two lines, above and below, +++ between. CTCE 87 var. (minting period); SCBI 26 (East Anglia), 134 var. (+ not above); BMC 17 var. (same); North 649; SCBC 1087. Good VF, attractively toned. Unrecorded variety.

The HT1 reverse type is only recorded for the Early II and Late II periods.