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Auction: 20055 - The Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coins
Lot: 13

Wessex, Edward the Elder (899-924), Penny, 'Exceptional Issues' - Floral type, c. 910-15, Chester, Buga, 1.55g [23.9 grns], 10h, +EADVVEARD REX, small cross pattée within inner circle, rev. BV-GA, within tendrils of floral device (Montagu 592 this coin; Lockett 521; SCBI [Mack] 759; CTCE 327d this coin; N.660; BMC IX; Spink 1079 the plate coin), probably struck by the 'Lady of the Mercians' for her brother King, with a beautiful rich dark tone flaired in recesses by further hints of iridescence, near extremely fine, and of equal rarity, with only four known, two of these in institutional collections

Wayne, CNG Triton XIX, 5 January 2016, lot 914
'The Millennia Collection', Goldberg 46, 28 May 2008, lot 215
Dr. Jacob Y. Terner, collection purchased en bloc by Goldberg for 'Millennia'
'The Marshall Collection', Spink 167, 31 March 2004, lot 45 - £9,600
Spink Numismatic Circular, July 1942, no. 15395
Drabble, Part I, Glendining, 4 July 1939, lot 402
Bruun, Sotheby's, 18 May 1925, lot 78
'Astronomer' [McClean], Sotheby's, 11-12 June 1906, lot 163 [plate] - 'very fine and extremely rare' - £10.15.0 [Lincoln]
Montagu, first portion, Sotheby's, 18-23 November 1895, lot 592 [plate, rev.] - 'extremely fine and of great rarity' - £9.10.0 [Money]

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