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

Lot nuber 1272

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (17mm, 1.28 g, 6h). Light coinage, portrait type. London mint; Ealhmund, moneyer. Struck circa 785-792/3.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1272.
 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 Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (17mm, 1.28 g, 6h). Light coinage, portrait type. London mint; Ealhmund, moneyer. Struck circa 785-792/3. + ΘFFΛ REXX (various pellets), bare bust right / ΛLHM/4N/d in three lines within two-headed serpent torque. Chick 37k (this coin); SCBI 67 (BM), 68; SCBI 21 (Yorkshire), 953 (same dies); North 318; SCBC 905. Richly toned. Small area of porosity on king’s cheek. EF. An excellent example of this very rare and artistic type.

From the G.W. Trow Collection, purchased from M. Rasmussen. Ex J. P. Linzalone Collection (Stack's, 7 December 1994), lot 2333; Spink Numismatic Circular LXXXIII.3 (March 1975), no. 2002; Spink Numismatic Circular LXXXI.12 (December 1973), no. 9783. Found at Turnpike Drive, Warden Hill, Luton, 1973.


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.