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LOT 1282

Sold for (Inc. bp): £8,060

ANGLO-SAXON COINS - BISHOP EADBERHT WITH OFFA - LONDON - THREE LINE PENNY
BEFORE 789 AD
(1.23 grams.).

Light coinage, Blunt type 36, Chick type 79. Obv: rectangle of pellets surmounted by cross with pellet trefoil at sides and divided horizontally by line with forked ends and pellet at centre with ADB above and ERHT (HT ligated) below with EP monogram and pellet trefoils at sides under. Rev: lozenge with incurved sides with circle inside and pellet trefoils in angles with cross of petals over cross botonne (or trefoil-headed sceptres) at centre with +O FF AR EX in outer angles with pellets and pellet trefoils around letters. Near as struck. Excessively rare; only two other examples of the type recorded.

PROVENANCE:
Found near Fordham, Cambridgeshire, UK, 2017.

PUBLISHED:
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2017.0220 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. 911; N. 281; Chick 79b (same dies; also recorded as EMC 1999.1004).

FOOTNOTES:
Bishop Eadberht of London (died 787-789 AD) issued six known types (Chick types 78-83) for which a total of only fourteen examples have previously been recorded; type 78 shares the same obverse design and type 81, the reverse (different dies).