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Auction: 20055 - The Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coins
Lot: 12

Wessex, Edward the Elder (899-924), Penny, 'Early Phase II' - Horizontal-Trefoil type, c. 903-910, Chester, Dudig, 1.57g [21mm.], 4h, +EADVVEARD REX, diademed and draped bust in relief, neat lettering, rev. DVDIG | MON, divided by central pellet between two crosses, trefoil above and below (Rashleigh 235 = Lockett 2715 this coin; CTCE 16, and pl. 4, no. 6 this coin; N.651; Spink 1084 the plate coin), a 'totemic' coin that leaps from the pages of every sale it graces, lightly toned with a thoroughly arresting portrait albeit for touch of striking softness to hair, otherwise near extremely fine, a highly-prized numismatic rarity

Wayne, CNG Triton XX, lot 1529
'Magnus', Spink 212, 28 March 2012, lot 793
Purchased Spink, April 1982
Lockett, Part III, 4-6 November 1958, lot 2715
Rashleigh, 21 June 1909, lot 235 [plate] - 'extremely fine and very rare'
Rev. Martin, Sotheby, 23 May 1859, lot 23 - £6.6.0 - 'very rare and fine' - [Rashleigh]
Illustrated by Lindsey, 'Coinage of the Heptarchy' (1842), plate 4, 103 (Noted as Rev. J W Martin collection)

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