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Anglo-Saxon

This period shows a gradual deterioration in money supply with the departure of the Romans. Merovingian Frankish coinage, Byzantine, obsolete Roman and pure Saxon coinage were all copied. The first English pennies, known today as sceats or sceattas (pronounced 'skeets' or 'shatters'), were produced around 600AD. These gradually morphed, with continental influence, to named pieces exhibited by leaders during the pre-Viking period of Northumbria and the Archbishops of York, around 700AD. The copper styca gradually emerged around the 9th century.

 

The influences of the Frankish coinage, with a full, round flan, was introduced to England probably by Offa, and the Kings of Kent, Mercia, Wessex and East Anglia produced their own pennies in silver at this time; then added to by the Vikings around 900. 

 

During the 2nd century the coinage was unified during the reign of first 'King of All England', Eadgar. There was also a portrait on the flan for the first time. Production of coinage then simply changed with each reign until the Norman Conquest during 1066. Later coins from this period my be found on the medieval page.

 

ANGLO-SAXON AETHELSTAN I EAST ANGLIAN SILVER PENNY, TORTHELM AFTER 827AD- RARE

 

Comes with Fitzwilliam Museum finds report. Described by them as 'very rare'. S950.

1.11g, 19mm 

WAS £850 NOW 10% OFF @ £765

 

Cnut Cut Half Short Cross Penny

 

Thin area and crack through flan, however, it is stable and doesn't detract from this lovely historic coin.

S1159, N790. Good fine.  £55

Cnut (1016-1035) Penny, Quatrefoil type, Canterbury, Winedaeg

 

Good very fine, scarce

Reverse

 

 

0.93g, 19mm

 

£340 (P & P paid)

Eadred (946-955) Penny, Crowned Bust Type, East Anglian Style, No mint name, Large Fragment

 

Most of portrait visible.

Very rare.

Reverse

 

0.86g, 20mm

 

£370 (P&P paid) for sale until 28.2.19

Eadmund Silver Penny with Central Annulet

 

Broken but held in an archival film box for display (will be dispatched like this). Can be removed if you wish.

 

Very fine. Ex Lord Stewartby Collection.

Reverse. 

 

 

 

 £299 (P&P paid) for sale until 28.2.19

Aethelred II Silver CRUX Type Voided Short Cross Penny, London 991-997AD

 

1.35g

 

Crack along inner circle line, peck marks.

Reverse.

 

Found in Suffolk.

 

Aelfget moneyer. London mint.

 

£150 (P&P paid) Reserved

Edward the Confessor, Silver Penny, Facing Bust/ Small Cross Type, Lincoln Mint, 1042-1066

 

Moneyer Lefwine, bust weakly struck but other parts better, good round flan and clear legends.

Obv: EADPAD REX

Rev: LEFPINE ON LINC around small cross pattee

 

Grade considered overall 'fine to fine +'.

19mm, 0.98g

 

£290 (P&P free)

Edward the Confessor, Silver Penny, Facing Bust Type, Steyning 1042-1066

 

DIORMAN ON STAE

Ref: S 1183, N 830

Prov: Ex Lord Stewartby Collection, Spink sale

0.95g, 18mm

Surface cracks to reverse, edge slightly chipped otherwise grade considered 'Very Fine' with a beautiful portrait. Scarce example.

Comes with old ticket.

 

Sale until 28.2.19

£300 (P&P free) NOW £270

Early Silver Anglo Saxon Primary Sceatta or Sceat

 

Portrait type with radiate bust

Standard with TOTII

 

Obverse a little weak, reverese better.

 

 

£90 (P&P paid)

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