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

Lot nuber 1235

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Martyr. 975-978. AR Penny (21mm, 1.34 g, 12h). Sole type (BMC i). Bedford mint; Bealdic, moneyer.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1235.
 Estimated: $ 10 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 18 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Edward the Martyr. 975-978. AR Penny (21mm, 1.34 g, 12h). Sole type (BMC i). Bedford mint; Bealdic, moneyer. + EΛDPEΛRD REX ΛN, diademed and draped bust left / + BΛLDIC MO(NE)TΛ BEDΛ •, small cross pattée. Grierson, Coins of Medieval Europe 128; SCBI 2 (Hunterian), 735 (same dies); Hild –; BMC 3; North 763; SCBC 1142. Rich old tone. Near EF. A wonderful portrait of the martyred king. Very rare.

From the Richard A. Jourdan Collection of Medieval European Coins. Ex Nomos FPL (Winter/Spring 2008), no. 97; Baldwin’s 52 (25 September 2007), lot 187; R. C. Lockett Collection (English Part I, Glendining’s, 6 June 1955), lot 637.

‘Towards the end of his reign Edgar carried out a reform that marked a turning point in English monetary history. It was one of series of measures taken to weld the old English kingdoms into a single unified state... the moneyers were directed to strike coins to a common design with a profile bust of the king, according him the the title REX ANGLORVM and including on all coins the name of the mint as well that of the moneyer. The coin type was carried on during the brief reign of Edward the Martryr and into the reign of Aethelred II.’ Grierson, p.62

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.