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

Lot nuber 1233

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (22mm, 1.69 g, 12h). Bust Crowned (BC) type (BMC viii). Norwich mint; Secgge, moneyer.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1233.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 3 250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (22mm, 1.69 g, 12h). Bust Crowned (BC) type (BMC viii). Norwich mint; Secgge, moneyer. + ÆÐELSTΛN REX, crowned, helmeted, draped bust right / + SECGGE · MO · NORPIC, small cross pattée. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe, pp. 60–1; Blunt, Aethelstan 287; SCBI 34 (BM), 148 (same rev. die); North 675; SCBC 1095. Portrait of fine style. Minor weakness in crown. Lightly toned. Good VF. Rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins, purchased privately from Classical Numismatic Group, 2018.

Aethelstan was the first ruler to be recognised as King of All England. In the 930s the Grately Codes decreed that there was to be only one coinage in the kingdom. He is the first English king to be depicted wearing a crown on the coinage.

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.