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Auction: 20055 - The Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coins
Lot: 7

Wessex, Alfred the Great (871-899), Penny, 'Cross and Lozenge' type, c. 876-80, Winchester, Heahstan, 1.38g, 5h, +ÄLFRED REX SA, draped and diademed bust right, commencing above head, rev. HEA | STA | NMO | NETA, saltire within central lozenge, arms of cross extending from bar at each lozenge point, pellet in the field in each angle (EMC 2016.0034 this coin; SCBI 9, 247 same dies [= Blackburn and Keynes, 46]; N.629; Spink 1058), darker tone to peripheries framing sharply struck up devices, an outstanding coin with a delightful artistic flair, much as struck and of the highest rarity thus

CNG Triton XX, 11 January 2017, lot 1526
~ Reported as found at Alfriston, East Sussex, September 2015 ~

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