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Auction: 20055 - The Ennismore Collection of Anglo-Saxon and Viking Coins
Lot: 21

Danelaw, Hiberno-Norse Kings of Northumbria and Dublin, Ánláf Guthfrithsson {Óláfr Guðrøðsson} (939-41), Penny, 'Raven type', Jórvík [York], Æthelferth, 1.21g, 10h, ·+A·NLA·F CVNVNCI, Raven upwards, head left, wings outstretched, rev +·A·ÐEL·FERD MINETR, small cross pattée (Ryan [1952], 676 = Williams II, 238, same obverse die; SCBI 1 [Fitzwilliam], 519, same obverse die; SCBI 4 [Copenhagen], 628-33; BMC 1092-96; N.537; Spink 1019 the plate coin), an outstanding example with a light smoky tone across a full and unblemished flan, perhaps the finest known example of this iconic Viking coin, extremely fine, very rare

Acquired by private treaty, 2017
Kunker 227, 11 March 2013, lot 2355 (via Bryant, 2013)
'Millennia Collection' Goldberg, 26 May 2008, lot 205 - 'probably the finest example' (via Baldwin)
LaRiviere, Spink, 9-10 October 2002, lot 990 - 'a superb specimen, flan very slightly bowed, otherwise mint state with a pleasing light tone, extremely rare thus'
Acquired by private treaty CNG, January 2002

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