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Aethelstan Potrait Penny
Ex Norweb

Triton XXII, Lot: 1372. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Æthelstan. 924-939. AR Penny (21.5mm, 1.61 g, 9h). Bust Crowned type (BMC viii). Norwich mint; Hrodgar, moneyer. + ÆÐELSTΛN REX, crowned and draped bust right / + HRODGAR MO NORPIC, small cross pattée. Blunt, Aethelstan 284; SCBI 34 (BM), 143 (same obv. die); SCBI 30 (American), 337 (this coin); North 673; SCBC 1094. Good VF, toned, tiny edge crack, small mark on obverse.


Ex Alan Williams Collection; E. M. Norweb Collection (Part III, Spink 56, 19 November 1986), lot 785, purchased from Spink, April 1969; ‘Old German Collection’ dispersed by Jacques Schulman.