Ancient, British and World Coins. Tokens, Tickets and Passes. Historical and Art Medals. Numismatic Books. British and World Banknotes (19 June 2002)

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Date of Auction: 19th June 2002

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Penny, Light (?) coinage, probably Canterbury, Ealred, offa rex in angles of long cross botonnée on a saltire botonnée, rev. alred on limbs of Celtic cross, central panel containing a small cross with group of pellets around, 1.29g/10h (Blunt 9 obv./49 rev., and same obv. die as Lockett 3570; N 263/291; S 904). Very fine and well struck, extremely rare; the combination of types believed previously unknown (£1,500-2,000)


Found near Folksworth, Peterborough, November 2001.

Although the types would suggest a Light issue of Offa, the weight correlates more to a Heavy penny. See Colour Plate II