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LOT 8002

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Anglo-Saxon Coins - Ecgberht of Wessex - Winchester / Beornheard - New Dies Monogram Penny

829-839 AD

Obv: SAXON inscription with letters separated and set around the A with +ECGBEORHT REX legend from 7 o'clock. Rev: cross with +BEORNEHART legend from 1 o'clock for the moneyer Beornheard (sometimes given as Beornehart) at Winchester mint. 1.21 grams. Very fine. Unique; dies previously unrecorded.

Provenance
Found near Four Marks, Hampshire, UK, 1990s; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10817-177427.

Published
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2021.0175 (this coin).

Literature
S. 1041; N. 589; see Naismith W4 and pl.103 for type (W4a-h, all from different dies to this coin); see EMC 1002.0534 for type (different dies).

Footnotes
This issue is now usually ascribed to the mint at Winchester but some previous cataloguers, such as North, referred to them simply as being from a 'West Saxon Mint'; it is the first new dies coin to be recorded since the publication of Rory Naismith's The Coinage of Southern England, 796-865, in 2011.