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Offa's Dyke - It has not been archeologically proven when the large earth boundary was erected, but chroniclers of the time attribute the dyke to Offa and they have no reason to think otherwise. It was built along the English/Welsh border to prevent invasion and its remnants have been measured at being 64 miles long from one coast to the other.
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 to UK)
Ceolnoth - Little is know of his history until he became Archbishop of Canterbury in 833. His major preoccupation, however, were dealing with the Viking raids that continued, especially on isolated monestries and it is noted that there was a decline in the production of manuscripts during this period from disruption of the Scriptorums. He is recorded having founded the close co-operation between the post of Archbishop of Canterbury and the future Kings of England.
Reverse: EICMVN D MON in two lines with trefoil above, three crosses between [and possibly trefoil below]
21mm, 1.2 g. Ref:S1087, N649
Grade: VF+ but section missing.
Prov: Ex Timeline auctions, previously a Sussex collection, found Kent or Essex in 1990s.
£450 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations as first please)
Anglo-Saxon, Aethelstan (924-39) Circumscription Cross Double Obverse Half Fragment
Research shows that this coin fragment was originally sold by the prestigious numismatic auction house, 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.
Æthelstan or Athelstan was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939 when he died. Historians regard him as the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings
£150 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)
Rev: PIGA.MO, line above MO, moneyer Wigeard, trefoil top and bottom, central cross with annulet each side.
Grade: VF, full round and well centred, broken.
Prov: Ex Lockdales, previously from Lord Stewartby collection sold by Spink.
£390 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)
Reverse: Small cross to centre, legend around, ADEL [-] NETA
Grade: VF+ a very rare piece even as a fragment
Ref: S1115, N 713, BM 695
Notes: 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)
Reverse: Voided short cross within beaded quatrefoil, in each quarter a fleur, legend around
Ref: N881, S 1282
£260 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: ELFRED O[ ], cross botonnée over quadrilateral with incurved sides, annulet at centre
Ref: S1254, N 845
Grade: AVF, with good clear reverse legend
Prov: Ex DNW
The moneyer, AEfred, was active at the Canterbury mint and it would seem feasible that this would be the mint.
£230 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Grade: VF large fragment with peripheral weakness. VERY RARE. 0.89g
Prov: Ex DNW, comes with PAS research for this coin