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

Lot nuber 1281

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (19mm, 1.54 g, 6h). London monogram type (BMC vi). London mint. Struck circa 880.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1281.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 55 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Alfred the Great. 871-899. AR Penny (19mm, 1.54 g, 6h). London monogram type (BMC vi). London mint. Struck circa 880. ÆLFR ED RE/X, diademed bust right / Londonia monogram; small crosses pattée above, quatrefoil of pellets below. SCBI 42 (South Eastern), 756-7 (same dies); BMC 94; MacKay A4(ii) dies 07/R13, no. 1 (this coin); North 644; SCBC 1061. A superb example of this iconic type. Deep cabinet tone with traces of blue luster. Choice EF. The portrait particularly well struck up. Very rare thus.

From the G.W. Trow Collection, purchased from M. Rasmussen, January 2016. Ex Triton VII (13 January 2004), lot 1247; John W. Garrett Collection (Part II, Numismatic Fine Arts & Leu, 16 October 1984), lot 746, purchased from Wayte Raymond, 12 October 1922; H. Thorburn (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 27 November 1918), lot 50 (“probably one of the finest specimens known”); M.W. Peace Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge 15 June 1894), lot 34.

See note to lot 1231, above.

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.