Lot Archive

Lot

№ 47

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21 March 1995

Hammer Price:
£2,200

Æthelstan I (c.825-840), kings of east anglia, Æthelstan I (c. 825-845), portrait type, bust right, edelstan rex, reverse eadnod monet, cross crosslet in centre, 1.38 gms (BMC —; N. 434; S. 948; HEP p.58). Rusty obverse die, extremely fine, excessively rare (£1,500-2,000)

Pagan (“The Coinage of the East Anglian Kingdom”, BNJ [1985] pp.41-83) records only one portrait coin of this moneyer (BMA 234, ex Sir John Evans, pl. I, 5)