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Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norman and Viking

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Celtic, Southern Germany, Vindelici Tribe, Bronze Stater, 'Mardorf' Type with Triskele, 1st Century BC, RARE

 

Obv: Triskele within a wreath formed of two branches with seven leaves going in opposite directions and with a disc at each end. 

Rev: Six annulets within a wavy torque with an annulat at each end, all within shallow incuse.

16mm, 5.51g

Grade: VF, obverse a little weak, dark patina

Ref: Dembski 469

Prov: ex Leu sale, previously from a Swiss private collection.

 

£200 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask for postage)

Celtic, France, Belgae, Ambiani Tribe, Bronze Struck Unit, 1st Century BC

 

Obverse: indistrinct, but probably a diademed head, or boar type

Rev: Horse galloping left, Bucrane between the legs, above a serpent and other ornaments

15mm, 2.5g

Ref: cf DLT 8518 or Delestree 358

Grade: Good/VF+ beautiful horse, with lovely example of a bucrane below, with splits to struck flan i.e. not cast.

 

 

£35 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

 

Celtic, Danubian Silver Tetradrachm Imitating the Greek Thasos Coin, Great Example of Historical Translocation, 1st Century

 

Obv: Good style head of Dionysus, right

Rev: Rather cruder figure of Herakles with pelleted club and lionskin, pelleted legends.

16.48g, 30mm

Grade: Fine +, slightly bent, possible test cut.

Prov: Ex TimeLine Auctions

 

 

£150 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

Celtic, Iceni, Silver Unit, 1st Century AD, Known as Crescent Corn Ears Type

 

 

Obverse: Opposing crescents and pellet in ring motif at centre of four corn ears; pellet triad in each quarter.

Reverse: Curvy horse, left, should have pellets on shoulder and Y shaped head; pellet in ring below

Ref: ABC 1591, S435

Grade: VF+, very early pattern of horse, but unfortunately, about one third missing. Scarce. 

0.76g, 14mm

Prov: ex Lockdales sale

£35 SOLD

Anglo-Saxon, Silver Sceatta, Primary Phase, Series A, Type 2a, c680-710AD

 

 

Obverse: radiate bust , right, TIC before and A and annulet behind; straight exergual lines either side of beaded lines.

 

Rev: standard bearing TOTII, IP[T] [TA] either side, squared horns and tufa above.

Grade: VF+/VF

1.25g, 13.5mm

Ref: Abramson A075, S775

Prov: ex Spink coin with old ticket.

 

 

£200 SOLD

 

Central European, Vindelici, Silver Quarter Quinar 'Duhren' Type, 1st Century BC

 

Obv: Male head with curly hair, right

 

Note: The Vindelici were based where Notheast Switerland and Bavaria are today. Their jewellery are part of the La Tene culture until they were defeated by the Romans.

 

Rev: Cross with V in two quarters and three annulets in the others, all within a circle of dots.

9mm, 0.46g

Grade: VF+, slightly porous 

Prov: ex Leu Numismatics, formerly from a Swiss collection

 

 

 

£160 (+P&P)

Celtic Gaul, Silver Unit of the Remi, Ateulaulatos, 40-30BC, SCARCE

 

Obverse:  bust l., ATEVLA in front 

Rev: bull standing r, pentagram below

1.7g, 15mm

Ref: H.de.la Tour 7191

Grade: EF/VF but off flan.

Prov: ex Lockdales sale, previously C. Rudd collection, two old tickets.

 

£200 (P&P FREE to UK)

Celtic, Eastern Europe, 'Kugelwange' Type, Silver Drachm, 3rd-2nd Centuries BC 

 

 

Ob: laureate head of Zeus, right

 

Rev: horse advancing left, pellet in annulet above.

2.10g, 14mm

Grade: VF

This coin was based on the coinage of Philip II of Macedon, this in turn was copied and resulted in the degraded imitations of the 1st century AD! 'Kugelwange' means 'ball cheek.'

 

£90 (+P&P)

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, Catuvellauni and Trinovantes, Under Cunobelinus (8-41AD), Bronze Unit

 

Obv: bearded bust of Jupiter Ammon, left, CVNO in front, BELIN behind

 

 

Rev: warrior on horse galloping, right, CAM below

Ref: S345, ABC 2978

Grade: AVF/VF

 

 

 

£170 (+P&P)

 

Anglo-Saxon, Eadmund (939-46) Two line/Annulet Silver Penny

 

Full flan but broken, supplied in film suspension case for display, can be removed if wished. 

 

 

Obv: +EADMVN:.D REX around an annulet

                

 

Rev: PIGA.MO, line above MO, moneyer Wigeard, trefoil top and bottom, central cross with annulet each side.

21mm

Grade: VF, full round and well centred, broken.

Prov: Ex Lockdales, previously from Lord Stewartby collection sold by Spink.

Ref: S1105

 

£390 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Mercia, Offa (757-796), BABBA/Crosslet Penny, Canterbury

 

An excellent chance to own one of histories iconic characters. Buckled but a large fragment, with obvious OFFA legend. Ex TimeLine auction, found Kent, noted on PAS.

Ref: S904                 

0.96g 

    £475 (+P+P, non-UK locations please ask first)

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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, non-UK locations please ask first)

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, non-UK ask)

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 weakness. VERY RARE. 0.89g.

       £220 (+P&P, non-UK ask))

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Short Cross Penny (1029-36)

 

Obverse: profile bust, left, holding sceptre

Rev: Short voided cross in circle, dot and circle in each quarter

Mint: London, Moneyer - Crucan

19mm, 1.02g

Grade: VF, weak strike in parts

Ref: S1158, N787

Prov: Ex Netherlands collection

 

This coin is also available in a gift box on the 'Gift Page'

£290  (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Pointed Helmet Type Penny (1024-30)

 

Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust, left, holding sceptre, +CNVT RECX A legend.

Rev: Short voided cross in circle, pellet at centre, dot and annulets in each quarter; +EADPOLDONLVN (Eadwold at London)

Mint: London, Moneyer - Eadwold

19mm, 1.04g

Grade: VF, crack to flan, however, is stable

Ref: S1158, N787

Prov: Ex private Kent, UK collection

 

  £360 SOLD

 

Celtic, EX HEAD, Silver Unit of the Belgae in Hampshire, c50-40BC

 

 

Obverse: Head left, with swept back corded hair, EXO above forehead, annulates and dots to form other features.

Reverse: Annulate horse, right, sunburst or spiral above

Note: one of the earlist coins to exhibit a legend, probably the rulers name - EXO for Exobnos, few have the final 'O' this has.

Ref: ABC 995, S57

Grade: AF/VF+,

Prov: Comes with Chris Rudd ticket, found Stockbridge, Hants; ex Baddeley collection.

0.94g, 12mm

 

£90 SOLD

Northumbria, Aethelred II, First Reign 841-43/4, AE Styca, Leofdegn Moneyer

 

Obverse: edelred rex legend around cross with four pellets in quarters

 

Reverse: +leofdejn, cross and pellets.

Grade: Almost extremely fine.

1.28g, 14mm

Prov: ex Spink coin with old ticket.

 

 

 

£150 SOLD

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Short Cross Penny (1029-36)

 

Obverse: profile bust, left, holding sceptre, CNVT RECX legend.

Rev: short voided cross in circle, dot and circle in each quarter, unusually pellets after 'R' and above 'LV' in legend +GODRICONLVND

Mint: London, Moneyer - Godric

19mm, 1.10g

Grade: VF+, lovely portrait

Ref: S1159, N790

Prov: Ex private Kent, UK collection

 

  £390 SOLD

 

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of England, Cnut (1016-1035) Pointed Helmet Type Penny (1024-30)

 

Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust, left, holding sceptre

Rev: Short voided cross in circle, dot and circle in each quarter

Mint: London, Moneyer - Aelfweard

17mm, 0.98g

Grade: VF/VF+, few peck marks to both sides

Ref: S1158, N787

Prov: Ex Netherlands collection

 

 SOLD

 

English/Norman Coinage, William I, PAX Penny 1083-1086

 

 

Obv: facing bust type VIII crown 1, +PELLELM REX legend

Rev: short cross with PAXS in angles with +LIFPINEONIEXE legend for moneyer Lifwine at Exeter mint.
1.33g
Grade: VF+, few weak areas
Prov: ex TimeLine auctions, previously private Kent collection.
 
 
£750 SOLD

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  SOLD

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 

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

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, 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

 

     SOLD

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   SOLD

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 SOLD

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+       SOLD   £230 (+P&P)

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 SOLD

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