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CNG 106, Lot: 1086. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Mercia. Offa. 757-796. AR Penny (16mm, 1.12 g, 12h). Light coinage, portrait type. Canterbury mint; Udd, moneyer. Struck circa 785-792/3. + OFFΛ REX +, bust right, breaking inner circle / + V D D divided by four bosses consisting of large pellets within circles of small pellets; all around a plain cross within a linear circle with wedges in the angles. Chick 136; SCBI –; BMC 28; North 295; SCBC 905. EMC 2017.0069 (this coin). VF, toned, light porosity. Very rare.

Found near Canterbury, Kent, February 2017.