E-Auction 29 Lot 75

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E-Auction 29 Lot 75

ANGLO-SAXON. Kings of Wessex. Aethelwulf. 839-858. AR penny. 1.37 gm. 20.5 mm. Phase IV (Canterbury). Circa 855-859. His bareheaded bust right; +AEDELVVLFREX around (North, Bust 5) / +EDELN across, OD MO (Ethelnoth, moneyer). S. 1051. N. 618. BMC xvii. Extremely Fine; especially appealing portrait; attractive old tone; fresh underlying surfaces; slight chip just affecting the outer circle at 6. Rare.

Dolley and Skaare (Stenton festschrift, 1961) comment about the appeal of this portrait rating it "a greatly improved version of that found on certain coins of Phase 2...."

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