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GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 960 - 1,200
USD ($) 970 - 1,220

Opening Bid
£720 (EUR 861; USD 877) (+bp*)

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VIKING GAMING PIECE WITH ALFRED THE GREAT PENNY
9TH CENTURY A.D.

A circular lead gaming piece, the top inset with a silver penny coin of King Alfred the Great of Wessex (871-899 A.D.) depicting a stylised profile bust with +AELBRED REX inscription. 5/8 in. (22.54 grams, 18 mm).

PROVENANCE:
Found near Newark, UK, by Ken Burrell whilst searching with a metal detector on 29th May 2022.

LITERATURE:
See S. 1057-1061, for coin types.

CONDITION