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Lot 3001: Anglo-Saxon Coins - Cynethryth - Eoba - Portrait Penny

Coins: Day 5

by TimeLine Auctions

December 10, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 780-792 AD. Obv: profile bust right with EOBA before and pellet trefoil behind. Rev: Mercian M with contraction bar above and pellets around with +CFNETHRYTH REGINA legend. S. 909; N.339 variant; see Chick 141a (different dies). See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2016.0258 (this coin). 1.23 grams. . Found between Braintree and Rayne, Essex, UK, 2006. This is the second known specimen of Chick type 141, the other being in the British Museum (BMC 60, with a long pedigree and found before 1800 AD); it is distinguished from type140 by having an oval letter O rather than the more normal lozenge-shaped O in the moneyer name.

Condition Report: Very fine. Excessively rare; the second recorded specimen.

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