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Northumbrian Styca, Aethelred II, Phase IIC Forthred Moneyer, c841-850

 

 

Obverse: Central cross, with equidistant pellets on an inner ring, +EDILRED REX around

 

Reverse: Evangelistic cross, +FORDRED around

1.25g, 12mm

Ref: S868, North 190, Abramson 968-969

Grade: AEF, nice patina on a square cut flan, with small spots of corrosion

Prov: Ex Spink sale

 

£180 SOLD #363

Edward the Confessor, Silver Penny, Pointed Helmet Type, York, Winterfugal (Rare Moneyer) 1053-1056

 

Obverse:Helmeted, bearded and draped bust right, cross-tipped sceptre in front, +EDP[AR]D REI

Reverse: Voided short cross with pelle-tin-annulet centre and triple crescent ends; annulet in fourth quarter, +PINTERFVOGL [ON EO?]

Ref: N825, Spink 1179

Grade: Rather battered but good detail to portrait, rare moneyer - Fine+

19.5mm, 1.17g

Prov: Ex Alfa Numismatics

 

 

 

£300 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Anglo-Saxon, Kings of Mercia, Offa (757-796), Heavy Coinage Penny, Osmod, Canterbury

 

Obverse: OFFA REX mE around a barred C

 

Reverse: OS M O D in angles of Celtic cross over large annulet, saltire in annulet

An excellent chance to own one of history's iconic characters, of Offa's Dyke* fame.

Grade: VF, name clearly legible, toned, small perforation along two cracks, stable

Ref: Chick 237, S908, North 289                 

1.28g, 19mm 

Prov: Ex CNG, previously from the Londinium Collection

 

£1,100 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)   

 

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.

Cnut, Silver Penny, Quatrefoil Type, Thetford Mint, Tidred, AD 1016-35

 

Obverse: CNVT REX ANGLORVM, crowned bust left

An unusual varient with the die maker starting the legend at 6 o'clock

Reverse: Voided cross over quatrefoil, legend around, +TIDRED MO DEOD. Large pellet in one quarter, third D with thorn

Dated approx 1017-23. 0.83g, 18.5mm

Grade: Full round flan in mint state, beautiful!

Prov: Ex Lockdales, previously Baldwin's, 2016, and before that London Coins, 2003. Lockdales notes that only 12 Tidred coins known for Thetford, a die match for those of the Cambridge hoard found in 1993.

Ref: Spink 1157

£590  SOLD

Aethelred II (978-1016) Long Cross Type Silver Penny, London, Sibwine, 997-1003

 

Obverse: Bare-headed bust, left, AEDELRAED REX ANGLO 

Reverse: Voided long cross, pellet to centre, legend around, SIB PINE M.OL VND

Grade: Extremely fine, slightly buckled

20mm, 1.68g

Prov: Ex a private Italian collector, previously Warsaw Numismatics Centre

Ref: Spink 1151, N774

 

£490 SOLD

Anglo-Saxon, Aethelred II, SIlver Penny, Helmet Type, Lifinc, London,1003-1009 

 

 

Obverse: Bust left in armour and radiate helmet, AETHELRED REX AN

Reverse: Long voided cross, each limb terminating in three crescents, over a square with trefoils at each point, +LIFINC MON LVND

Grade: VF/VF+ but perforated at 7 oc'clock by peck mark

19mm, 1.38g

Ref: S1152, N775

Prov: Ex Bruun Rasmussen

 

SOLD #140

Norman, Stephen, Cut Half Silver Penny, Awbridge Type, 1135-1154AD

 

 

Obverse: Crowned head of king, three-quarter facing, legend around, STIEFNE or similar FN visible, sceptre probably in right hand

Reverse: Voided short cross within beaded quatrefoil, in each quarter a fleur, legend around

Grade: VF

16mm

Ref: N881, S 1282

 

 

£260 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Saxon, Edward the Confessor, Silver Penny, Pyramids Type, Spraelinc at Winchester (Rare Moneyer) 1065-1066

 

Obverse: Bust right, bearded and crowned, holding sceptre in front, EADWARD REX

Reverse: Short voided cross, in each angle a pyramid terminating in a pellet, +SPRMCLINC ON P (Spraelinc on Winchester)

Grade: AVF, split to flan at 11 o'clock. 

19.5mm, 1.08g

Ref: S1184, N831

Note: This moneyer was spelt in various ways (also Sprarelinc and Spraclinc) and mainly worked from Winchester from the reign of Edward to William II.

 

£320  SOLD #118

 

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!

 

SOLD 

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.

Anglo-Saxon, Edward the Elder, Two Line Silver Penny, Eicmund Moneyer, 899-924AD

 

 

Obverse: small cross, legend around, [+E]ADVVEARD

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  SOLD

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.

Ref: S1092

 

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 SOLD

 

Eadmund Anglo Saxon penny 2 line annulet penny Eadmund obverse

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

Eadmund Anglo Saxon two line annulet penny Eadmund reverse

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 SOLD

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

 

 

Obverse: Profile crowned bust, East Anglian style (most of portrait visible)

Reverse: Small cross to centre, legend around, ADEL [-] NETA

0.86g, 20mm

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 SOLD

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