British Coins (16 & 17 September 2014)

Date of Auction: 16th & 17th September 2014

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Viking Coinages: Danish East Anglia, Penny, copying Alfred the Great, ‘London’, no moneyer, elfred re (l and f retrograde), diademed bust right of curious style, rev. londonia monogram, four pellets above, cross to left, three wedges below, 1.12g/3h (cf. BMC 94; N 465; S 964). Part of rim missing at 7 o’clock, otherwise about extremely fine and lightly toned, very rare £4,000-5,000

Footnote

Provenance: P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton Collection; SNC November-December 1919 (76234); R.C. Lockett Collection, Part I, Glendining Auction, 6-9 June 1955, lot 503; bt Baldwin 1962