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LOT 3001

Sold for (Inc. bp): £7,440

ANGLO-SAXON COINS - CYNETHRYTH - EOBA - PORTRAIT PENNY
780-792 AD
(1.23 grams.).

Obv: profile bust right with EOBA before and pellet trefoil behind. Rev: Mercian M with contraction bar above and pellets around with +CFNETHRYTH REGINA legend. Very fine. Excessively rare; the second recorded specimen.

PROVENANCE:
Found between Braintree and Rayne, Essex, UK, 2006.

PUBLISHED:
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2016.0258 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. 909; N.339 variant; see Chick 141a (different dies).

FOOTNOTES:
This is the second known specimen of Chick type 141, the other being in the British Museum (BMC 60, with a long pedigree and found before 1800 AD); it is distinguished from type 140 by having an oval letter O rather than the more normal lozenge-shaped O in the moneyer name.