SP 011421

SP 011421
Excessively Rare/Unique King Baldred 'Canterbury Mint' Penny
Silver, 0.84 grams; 19.07 mm. Circa 823-825 A.D. Obverse: +bELDRED REX, around cross in circle of pellets. Reverse: +SIGEZTEF, Sigestaef at Canterbury, around cross in circle of pellets. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University as EMC 2003.0184. N 213 variant. Edge nibbles, otherwise good very fine and excessively rare. Found in Chiseldon, nr. Swindon, 2003. Only two other coins of this moneyer recorded with the Early Medieval Coin Corpus.

Dr Martin Allen of the Fitzwilliam Museum writes: "An unpublished variant of N. 213, with an uncial letter b at the start of the obverse inscription. Weight recorded as 13 grains." SOLD
 
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