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Triton XXII, Lot: 1352. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Pale Gold Phase. Circa 650-675. AV Thrymsa – Shilling (12.5mm, 1.22 g, 7h). ‘Two Emperors’ type. Mint in Kent(?). Diademed and draped bust right; pseudo legend around / Two small busts facing, holding two orbs between them; above, Victory with wings enfolding the figures; three pellets to each side of Victory’s head. Beowulf 3 (this coin); Sutherland 32-42 (unlisted dies); A&W Type V.xxvii; Metcalf 79–80; SCBI 63 (BM), 23-5; SCBI 69 (Abramson), 11-13 var. (number of rev. pellets); North 20; SCBC 767. Good VF, small flan crack. Rare.

From the Londinium Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Inventory 784885 (November 2007); Beowulf Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007) lot 1842.

This coin is also illustrated in Abramson’s Anglo-Saxon Counterfeits 767-070 as a genuine example for comparison