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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 1240

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Æthelred I, with Archbishop Eanbald I. First or second reign, 774-779/80 or 789-96. AR Sceatt (14mm, 0.95 g, 12h). York mint. Struck 778-779/80 or 789-796.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 1240.
 Estimated: $ 750

British, Silver

Sold For $ 950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Æthelred I, with Archbishop Eanbald I. First or second reign, 774-779/80 or 789-96. AR Sceatt (14mm, 0.95 g, 12h). York mint. Struck 778-779/80 or 789-796. + AEDILRED, pellet in dotted circle / + EAИ(retrograde B)ALD, pellet with two wedges within dotted circle. Booth, Coinage, unlisted variety; Pirie, Guide 2.8; EMC 1997.8210 (same dies); North 185/1 corr. (Eanbald not a moneyer); SCBC 855. Toned, flan crack. VF. Extremely rare variety, unlisted in the references.

From the James & Martha Robertson Collection, purchased from Wolfshead Gallery, 14 October 2005. Ex Marvin Lessen Collection (Dix Noonan Webb 146, 25 April 2018), lot 179; Classical Numismatic Review XX.2 (Fall 1996), no. 88, acquired from Andy Singer.

Although the joint coinage of Æthelred I and Archbishop Eanbald is usually given to the king’s second reign, more recent scholarship has down-dated the beginning of Eanbald’s reign as Archbishop, such that this coinage may also be from late in Æthelred’s first reign (see Chapman pp. 197–8).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 14 May 2020 at 2 PM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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