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LOT 2589

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,510 - 4,670
USD ($) 3,800 - 5,070

Current bid: £2,001 (+bp*)
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(3 Bids, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £2,001
ANGLO-SAXON COINS - OFFA OF MERCIA - CANTERBURY / EOBA - PORTRAIT AR PENNY
CIRCA 780-792 A.D.
(0.92 grams, 16 mm.).

Light coinage. Obv: draped and cuirassed Roman style bust right with +OFFA REX+ legend. Rev: pellet in annulet within lozenge in centre with EOBA around in angles, for Eoba at Canterbury mint. Very fine. Rare.

PROVENANCE:
Found near Lewis, East Sussex, UK, on 5 November 2023.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no 12031-213367.

PUBLISHED:
See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference: EMC 2023.0461 (this coin).

LITERATURE:
S. 905; N. 308; Chick 114;