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CNG 106, Lot: 1092. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (22mm, 1.47 g, 9h). Circumscription Cross/Rosette type (BMC v/vi). Leigeceaster (Chester) mint mint; Cnapa, moneyer. Struck circa 927/30–939. ÆÐELSTAN RE+ TO BR, small cross pattée / + CENΛPΛ MON LEGEC[...]•, rosette in the form of a small cross pattée with pellets in angles. Blunt, Aethelstan 328; SCBI 6 (Edinburgh), 174–5 var. (same obv. die); North 681; SCBC 1099. VF, darkly toned, small rim chip. Unusual rendering of the rosette.

Ex Baldwin 74 (9 May 2012), lot 1010.