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Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Viking

 Up to and including Harold II, 1066 - Click on the image to enlarge


Celtic, Trinovantes & Catuvellauni,

35-43AD, 12mm,1.2g


Silver unit, Epaticcus eagle type. Head of Hercules, right, wearing lion skin. Eagle standing right on serpent, head left with wings spread; pellet in annulet to upper right.

ABC1346, S356. VF+            £230 (P&P FREE)

Celtic, Durotriges, Uninscribed Silver Quarter Stater, 45-40BC, 12mm, 0.77g


​Typical later variety with weak obverse creasent design. Reverse zig-zag pattern decorated with pellet in annulet design. Good metal and lustrous. Scarce variety. S368. Grade VF+. 

£70 (P&P FREE)

Celtic, Durotriges, Uninscribed Silver Quarter Stater, 45-40BC, 11.9mm, 0.85g


​Typical later variety with weak obverse creasent design. Reverse zig-zag pattern decorated with pellet in annulet design. Some wear, dark tone. Scarce variety. S368. Grade VF. 

                                          £50 (P&P FREE to UK)

Celtic, Durotriges, Uninscribed Silver Quarter Stater, 40-20BC, 12mm, 0.85g


Starfish design with five arms, pelleted lines between arms. Reverse, thick zig-zag line pattern, pellets in annulets around. ABC2220, S369. Grade VF and toned.


£60 (P&P FREE to UK)

Celtic, Bronze Unit, Catuvellauni, Bearded Head of Rues (the Red), 1-10AD


Bearded head, right RVIIS legend. Reverse, horseman right, VIR. Comes with Chris Rudd ticket stating found Hampshire. S272. Grade Fine+. RARE! 15mm, 1.67g.

                                             SOLD    £70 

Celtic, Central Europe, Boii, Silver Obol, 1stC BC, Roseldorff II Type


Plain on obverse, reverse has a stylised horse, left; omega shaped symbol with central pellet, pellets above. Grade Very Fine. 10mm, 0.65g.


£50 (P&P FREE to UK)

Early Anglo-Saxon Sceat Portrait Type, R1, 600-775AD


Crowned bust, right on pyramidal neck, EPA in runes . Reverse, votive standard with TOTII angular pattern around.

S813, 13mm, 1.09g. Grade VF, ob a little weak, rev better.

                              SOLD   £70 

Anglo-Saxon, Northumbrian, Copper Styca, During Reign of Aethelred II 840AD 


Central cross on both sides. Moneyer not clear, possibly WIHTRED.

S865, 13mm, 1.1g. Grade Fine, rev off centre but nice patina.

£45 SOLD

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Anglo-Saxon, Archbishop Ceolnoth Penny Fragment, LIABIN - Extremely RARE


Facing bust, inscribed open cross type, Canterbury, 854-64AD. Compare to Naismith 817-820.

Full flan weighs approx 1.3g this fragment weighs 0.26g, 14mm. Full flan auction value £2000-£5000!

                                                   £500 (P&P FREE)

Anglo-Saxon, Aethelstan (924-39) Circumscription Cross Double Obverse Half Fragment

Research shows that this coin fragment was originally sold by Spink in 2015. The double obverse type is very rare and therefore may be an interesting contemporary imitation. Grade Very Fine but with a crack to top of flan. S1092

£150 (P&P FREE to UK)

Anglo-Saxon, Eadred (946-955AD) Large Penny Fragment, Crowned Bust Type, East Anglian Style


This very rare coin fragment shows a bold, almost complete portrait of Eadred. It is extremely well struck and at full flan would cost over £6000!                      £450 (P&P FREE)

Anglo-Saxon, Aethelred II (978-1016AD) Last Small Cross Type Penny


Diademed bust left, EDELRED REX ANGLO RX (Ligate as one letter). Rev. small cross +EDELPINEN ON LVN. Grade VF/F.

North 777, 21mm, 1.3g



Anglo-Saxon, Cnut, Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Canterbury, Windaeg, SCARCE 


Obverse: crowned bust left, CNUT REX ANGLOR(?UM)
Reverse: + PINEDEE ON CAENTPI, quatrefoil with pellet at apex of each cusp, long voided cross 
S1157, N781, BEH 175.     0.93g, 18.5mm
Grade:  Very Fine/VF+. Scarce variety with only 5 noted.
Prov: Dix Noonan & Webb Auctions in 2018, previously from collection of the late Dr J Hulett, and prior from F.J Rist. Old coin ticket.
£340 (P&P FREE to UK)

Late Anglo-Saxon, Stephen (1135-54), Local Eastern Variant During Civil War

Many of these coins were disfigured with cancellation marks or due to political statement! Our example is probably from Lincoln with crowned bust right holding sceptre; rev cross with lis in each angle. S1289.  Grade VF large fragment with peripheral waekness. VERY RARE. 0.89g.

                                                 £220 (P&P FREE)

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