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Auction: 20055 - The Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coins
Lot: 14

Danelaw, in the name of Alfred (c. 885-895), Penny, in the style of the 'London Monogram', type A4, 1.52g, 7h, ELFR-ED REX, double-diademed bust right, wearing triangular tunic with concave pelleted drapery, rev. 'LONDONIA Monogram', cross bar of letter A omitted, small cross pattée above, inverted pellet-trefoil below (W J Andrew [1903-4], pl. 1, no. 10 this coin; MacKay, Danelaw, dies 16 (O16/R16), coin 1; N.644; Spink 964 the plate coin), an outstanding example, albeit the portrait crudely rendered with the Mercian iteration of Alfred's name, the reverse otherwise of exceptionally fine workmanship, extremely fine, and unquestionably amongst the finest of the Danelaw imitations extant, with an enviable pedigree back to the Cuerdale trove

A W Morrison, collection by private treaty with Ennismore, 2014
Lockett, Glendining, 26-27 April 1960, lot 3643 [plate]
Major P W P Carlyon-Britton, Sotheby, 17-21 November 1913, lot 342 [plate], 'extremely fine, as struck and bust unpublished'
Cuerdale Hoard, 1840

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