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LOT 2193

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EUR (€) 3,390 - 4,520
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£2,520 (EUR 2,850; USD 3,105) (+bp*)

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ANGLO-SAXON COINS - POST CRONDALL - TWO EMPERORS GOLD SHILLING (THRYMSA)
655-675 A.D.
(1.26 grams.).

Obv: helmeted bust right with letters and symbols behind, within a beaded border. Rev: bust of winged angel facing with two pellets to the right and a single pellet to the left above two facing heads with annulet-in-crescents below in centre and additional annulet under the right bust. Near extremely fine; good butter-yellow gold. Very rare; most examples are in public collections.

PROVENANCE:
Ex late John Cross collection, Canterbury, UK.
Acquired Canterbury Auction Galleries, 3 October 2021, lot 569.
Property of two Kent sisters, by gift from their parents.

This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no.11725-197242.

LITERATURE:
S. 767 variant; N. 14; M. 79-80; see Abramson 840 for very similar example; see SCBI 69 (Abramson) 11-12 for type.