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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 1261

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of East Anglia. Æthelweard. Circa 845-855. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 2h). Mint in East Anglia (Ipswich?); Twicga, moneyer.

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 1261.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

British, Silver

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of East Anglia. Æthelweard. Circa 845-855. AR Penny (19mm, 1.24 g, 2h). Mint in East Anglia (Ipswich?); Twicga, moneyer. EÐELVVEARD REX, ‘Omega cross’ in beaded circle / + TPICG·A mON, cross pattée with pellets in angles; all within beaded circle. Naismith E53.1e = Pagan, Coinage p. 70, III.1 = D. H. Haigh, Essay on the Numismatic History of the Ancient Kingdom of the East Angles (Leeds & London, 1845), pl. III, 9 (this coin); North 454; SCBC 953. Toned, small chip and surface cracks. VF. Very rare and with an extraordinary provenance.

From the James & Martha Robertson Collection. Ex David Sellwood Collection (Baldwin's 96, 24 September 2015), lot 3482; Spink Numismatic Circular XCIX.3 (April 1991), no. 1793; Spink Numismatic Circular XCVIII.8 (October 1990), no. 5925; David Dupree Collection, purchased by Spink, 1989; A. E. Bagnall Collection, purchased by Spink, 1964; V. J. E. Ryan Collection (Part II, Gendining, 22 January 1952), lot 655; P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton Collection (Part III, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 11 November 1913), lot 1625; E.W. Rashleigh Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge, 21 June 1909), lot 115; Rev. W. F. Dymock Collection (Sotheby & Wilkinson, 1 June 1858), lot 53; Duke of Devonshire Collection (Christie & Manson, 28 March 1844), lot 8. Probably ex Sir Robert Cotton Collection (†1631, collection inventoried in 1606; see M. Archibald, BNJ 76 [2006], p. 192, 64).

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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