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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1226

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of East Anglia. Beonna. Circa 749-760/5. AR Sceatt (15mm, 0.96 g, 9h). Mint in northern East Anglia (Thetford?); Efe, moneyer. Struck circa 757-760/5.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1226.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 3 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of East Anglia. Beonna. Circa 749-760/5. AR Sceatt (15mm, 0.96 g, 9h). Mint in northern East Anglia (Thetford?); Efe, moneyer. Struck circa 757-760/5. BEOnna REX (nna in Runic) around pellet within beaded circle / Central lozenge with joined qiuncunx; + \ E \ F \ E in quadrants, double pellets flanking cross, triple-pellets flanking first two letters. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 80; Archibald dies O4/R– (unlisted rev. die); SCBI 63 (BM), 818 (same dies); North 430; SCBC 945. Weak in part. Toned. Good VF. Rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased from Baldwin’s, 2013.

‘In the 750s or early 760s a little known East Anglian king, Beonna, introduced a reformed coinage with a regal inscription after the Northumbrian model and having on the reverse a geometrical design with a moneyer’s name as on earlier East Anglian issues. The initiative was to be short-lived; it did not survive the Mercian conquest of East Anglia and the imposition of the new penny of Frankish fabric which was to become the staple coin of England throughout the Middle Ages.’ Grierson, p. 36.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.