Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 46

The Millennia Collection


Anglo Saxon
 
 
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Lot 174
Great Britain. Kings of Northumbria. AR Sceat, ND. North-177; S-847. 1.03 grams. Eadberht, 737-758 AD. Small cross at center, EAdberhTvr around. Reverse: Fantastic animal right, with long tail and raised foreleg. Good strike on fine metal. Attractive even toning. This denomination was also sometimes called a denarius, and in fact it was the earliest type of penny. Eadberht was the brother of Ecgbehrt. Rare, and a perfect illustration of this classic, early Anglo-Saxon design. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,100.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,035
Lot 175
Great Britain. Kings of Northumbria. AR Sceat, ND. North-179; S-849. 1.08 grams. Alchred, 765-774 AD. Small cross at center, AL.CH RED around. Reverse: Fantastic animal right, with long tail and raised foreleg, cross below. Good strike on faintly granular, otherwise fine metal. Handsome medium gray toning. Another "fantastic animal" issue but this coin is a major rarity (North rates this Extremely Rare). A fabulous specimen struck for a little-known, early Anglo-Saxon king. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$7,475
Lot 176
Great Britain. Archbishop of York. AR Sceat, ND (struck c. 732/4-766 AD). North-192 (extremely rare); S-852. 0.92 grams. Ecgberht, 737-758 AD. Struck during the reign of his brother, Eadberht, King of Northumbria. Mitred figure right, holding two crosses; at right, ECgberhT A R. Reverse: Small cross at center, EOTberehTvr around. Well struck on choice metal. Moderately deep toning, with iridescent blue, geen and gold toning in the recesses. A very pleasing example, elusive as such. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,200.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,415
Lot 177
Great Britain. Archbishop of York. AR Sceat, ND (struck c. 765-766 AD). North-193 var; S-854. 1.02 grams. Ecgberht, 737-758 AD. York mint. Struck during the reign of Ahlred, King of Northumbria. Small cross at center, EcgberhT A R around. Reverse: Small cross at center, Alnhrdh around. Good strike on fine but faintly porous metal. Attractive toning, slightly lighter and faintly colored at centers; lustrous. Extremely Rare, about 10 believed known, this in remarkable condition. NGC graded AU-55.

Among the finest known. An important accompaniment to the previous three coins in terms of regal relationships.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,565
Lot 178
Great Britain. Kings of Northumbria. AR Sceat, ND. North-184; S-857. 0.99 grams. Aethelred I, 2nd Reign, 789-796 AD. Small cross at center, ED + LRED around. Reverse: Triangular "shrine" with cross atop; CVD CLS divided. Good strike on lightly granular metal. Attractive and even, light to medium gray toning. Extremely Rare. NGC graded EF-45.

The object depicted is probably the shrine of Saint Cuthbert, patron and protector of the Anglo-Saxon stronghold of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, near the Scottish border on the North Sea. It was ultimately overrun by the Vikings, who stripped the church. Today a forbidding castle stands at the tip of the island and a modern statue of the saint stands where the original probably existed.
Estimated Value $1,700 - 2,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,013
Lot 179
Great Britain. Kings of Northumbria. Base AR Sceat, ND (struck c. 830-854). North-186; S-860. 1.21 grams. Eanred, c. 810-840 AD. Small cross at center, + EANRED REX around. Reverse: Small cross at center, + HV[V]AETRED around. Quite decent strike, with only minor reverse weakness, on especially good metal. Attractive and even, medium to deep gray toning. Some hints of mint luster. This issue is sometimes called a styca. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$575
Lot 180
Great Britain. Kings of Kent. AR Penny, ND (struck c. 780, Canterbury mint). North-200; S-874. 1.04 grams. Ecgberht, 765-780 AD. Small REX monogram ("Rx") at center, EGCBERHT around. Reverse: Three registers: top and bottom with cross between foliated scrolls, VDD in center. Good strike on quite good metal, just very faintly porous in a few spots; edges a little ragged. Attractive dark gray toning. Extremely Rare, and overall a lovely example. NGC graded EF-45.

The first Anglo-Saxon silver penny, this specimen found near Chatham in Kent.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$8,625
Lot 181
Great Britain. Kings of Kent. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint). North-221/1; S-878. 1.38 grams. Anonymous Issue of 822-823 AD. Profile "Ceolwulf" diademed portrait facing right; + SWEFHERD MONETA around. Reverse: In four lines: DOROBERNIA CIVITAS; cross pattee between pellets above, pellets below. Crisply struck, on choice metal. Mint luster visible, especially on reverse. Attractive medium silvery gray toning, reflecting blue and some faint pink hues. Extremely Rare. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.
Ex Lucien M. LaRiviere Collection, lot 967, Spink sale Oct. 2002;Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$10,638
Lot 182
Great Britain. Kings of Kent. AR Penny, ND (Rochester mint). North-217 var. (moneyer); S-881. 1.26 grams. Baldred, 823-825 AD. Draped and diademed bust right; + BALDRED REX around. Reverse: Cross Moline at center; EDELMOD MONTA around. Crisply struck, on choice metal, full flan. Some residual mint luster. Dark toning, reflecting intense blues and slight magentas in areas. Extremely Rare. Among the finest extant examples of this great rarity. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$14,375
Lot 183
Great Britain. Archbishops of Canterbury. AR Penny, ND (Second Issue, struck c. 793-796 AD). North-229; S-885; BMC --. 1.37 grams. Aethelheard, 793-805 AD. Second issue; struck during the reign of Offa, as Overlord. In three registers: AEDILHEARD ARCGI, pellets at bottom. Reverse: In three registers: at top, M between lunettes; in rest, + OFFA REX, pellets at bottom. Boldly struck with unusually clear legends, and almost perfectly centered, on choice metal. Attractive gold/russet to smokey gray toning, slightly lighter at centers, with residual luster. Extremely Rare. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
Said to be Ex Quillee Collection. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$14,375
Lot 184
Great Britain. Archbishops of Canterbury. AR Penny, ND (struck pre-823). North-240/1; S-889; BMC-26. Type III. 1.41 grams. Wulfred, 805-832 AD. Tonsured, draped facing bust within inner circle, three pellets on either side of head; + VVLFRED A - RCHIEPI. Reverse: Central monogram, + SVVEFHERD MONETA around. Boldly struck, perfectly centered on exceptional metal. A few die breaks to be noted on obverse. Variegated smoky to dark gray toning, with luster apparent beneath. Very Rare. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
An extremely important coin: ex Lockett (3551); ex Norweb (757); ex SCBI Norweb 86 (this coin); Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$14,375
Lot 185
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Pennyn ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 784-787). North-261 var.; S-904. 1.27 grams. Offa, 757-796 AD. Light Coinage; Group I. Moneyer "Eoba" is for Heaberht (Sutherland, pp. 9-14). Without portrait. Beaded cross with A or K finials, beaded annulet center with small cross pattee within; OFRM around in angles. Reverse: Celtic cross pattee, with annulet center, small cross within pellet in each angle; EOBA around in angles. Crisply struck, on choice metal. Some residual mint luster. Medium to dark toning, Mostly a warm brown color, reflecting occasional pinks. Extremely Rare. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
Thought to be from the Rome Hoard of 1830. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$5,750
Lot 186
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 787-792). North-301; S-905; Blunt-65. 1.18 grams. Offa, 757-796 AD. Group II; Light Coinage. Portrait issue. Draped and diademed bust right; OFF REX in four lines. Reverse: Floriate cross with lozenge center, small cross within; IBBA in angles. Crisply struck, on excellent metal. Variegated dark smoky toning, with lighter areas of deep gold and russet. Some hints of mint luster. Extremely Rare. NGC graded AU-50.

Found in North Yorkshire in 2000 (EMC 2000.0639). One of only three known with this obverse design. An extraordinary portrait for this era -- a masterpiece of Saxon art!
Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Illustrated in Money of The World, p.99, coin plate #65.

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$74,750
Lot 187
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 784). North-340 var.; S-910. 1.10 grams. Cynethrith, Wife of Offa, 757-792 AD. East Anglian mint. Inner beaded circle containing Mercian "M", + CfnedRed REGINA around. Reverse: Quatrefoil with lis at angles; + ETBA on quatrefoil leaves. Clean strike, on somewhat porous metal; the flan a little wavy. Medium to dark brownish gray toning. Extremely Rare. NGC graded VF-35.

A most important Anglo-Saxon issue, struck for this queen of Mercia.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$11,213
Lot 188
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 805-810). North-344; S-915. 1.39 grams. Coenwulf, 796-821 AD. Cross and Wedges issue; Group II, Portrait type. Sigeberht, moneyer. Diademed and draped bust right; + COENVVLF REX M around. Reverse: Cross pommee with wedge in each angle; + SIGEBERHTI MONETA around. Crisp, clean strike on excellent metal, on a full flan. Attractive, quite even, dark brownish gray toning. The portrait here is of quite fine style (finer than that of the Spink plate coin). Rare. NGC graded AU-55.

This coin a parallel issue with Cuthred, as it shares like portrait and reverse designs.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Wigan, Marsham, Richardson, "Astronomer," Reynolds, Lockett, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$9,200
Lot 189
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (East Anglian mint, struck c. 810-820). North-363; S-919. 1.43 grams. Coenwulf, 796-821 AD. Portrait type of crude style; Early Group. Diademed and draped bust right; + CONVVLC VEX M around. Reverse: Quatrefoil with beaded dividers; +LVL around the leaves, with single pellet also. Especialy bold strike for this issue, with just a touch of weakness on one edge. The metal very good, with only faint granularity. Unusually full flan. Attractive tan to gray toning. Extremely Rare. NGC graded EF-45.

Remarkable for an East Anglian mint issue. Among the finest known.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$6,613
Lot 190
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (East Anglian mint). North-397; S-929. 1.45 grams. Beornwulf, 823-825 AD. Type II, Portrait type. Moneyer Eacga. Bareheaded draped bust right (the drapery indicated by two back-to-back crescents); + BEORNPVLF RE around. Reverse: Central cross crosslet; + GAEVC (moneyer, Eacga) around. Crisp, clean strike, on excellent metal, on full flan. Attractive, quite even smoky brown-gray toning, with occasional mint luster discernable. An ultra-important and Extremely Rare coin. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000.
Ex Carlyon-Britton (855), Bruun (29), Ryan (639), Mack, Norweb (part III, 74), Larry Stack, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$23,000
Lot 191
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND (East Anglian mint). Cf. North-397; cf. S-930. 1.32 grams. Beornwulf, 823-825 AD. Crude Profile Portrait type. Diademed draped bust right (the portrait highly schematic and debased); PEORVULF REX around (more than half of the inscription upside-down and reverted). Reverse: + EADGAR in two lines, divided by two single arms of a cross Moline, with central "infinity-like" emblem and flanking double pellets in between. For the issue a fine, sharp strike, on excellent metal, and on a full flan. Light to medium dark russet toning on obverse; the reverse a matte neutral gray with occasional bright silver. Considerable mint luster evident. Excessively Rare, apparently unpublished. Important! NGC graded AU-55.

A discovery piece! Likely patterned after a slightly earlier penny of the Mercian king Coelwulf I (821-823 AD.), as per S-921, and North-387 (Canterbury mint), with the lettering of Eadgar similar to that of North-393 (East Anglian mint). The coin was reputedly found by a metal detectorist in East Anglia in 2001. It was reported to the authorities, who declared it treasure trove and available for purchase. The Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge was eager to acquire the coin, but could not raise the purchase funds.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 17,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$18,975
Lot 192
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND. North-423; S-938. 1.23 grams. Burgred, 852-874 AD. Profile Portrait type. Schematic diademed draped bust right, with pectoral cross; BVRGRED REX. Reverse: Inscription in three lines: MON ETA in upper and lower lunate registers, with three pellets on either side of words; in central: TIDEHELM. Finely centered, sharp strike on excellent metal. Even, medium neutral to pinkish gray toning. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
Ex Evans, Larry Stack (Sotheby's, April 1999, lot 336), andEx Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,208
Lot 193
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND. North-426; S-939. 1.36 grams. Burgred, 852-874 AD. Profile Portrait type. Schematic diademed draped bust right; BVRGRED REX -. Reverse: Inscription in lunette of three lines: MON ETA in upper and lower registers, divided by two single lines with hook-like ends; in central: + LIAFMA / N (on upper register). Finely centered, sharp strike on excellent metal. Even, medium neutral to brownish gray toning. Finely preserved, and rare as such. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,750.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,725
Lot 194
Great Britain. Kings of Mercia. AR Penny, ND. North-429; S-944. 1.36 grams. Ceolwulf II, 874-879/80 AD. Cross-Lozenge type. Diademed and draped bust right; CIOLWL F REX, three pellets ending. Reverse: Cross crosslet with lozenge-shaped center, plain small cross within; LIOFVALD MONET in the quarterd angles. Bold, full strike on excellent metal, with superior portrait. Artistic, medium to deep gray toning; lightly polished or cleaned long ago. Overstruck on earlier penny; F REX to be clearly seen on the reverse at 9 o'clock. A coin of great charm. Extremely Rare! NGC graded EF-40.

A stunning example of the short-reigned and last king of Mercia, who was killed in the period of Viking raids. Said to be the finest known coin of this ruler.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,500.
Ex Cuerdale Hoard; Stonyhurst College; Christie's, Oct. 1989, lot 458, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$21,850
Lot 195
Great Britain. Kings of East Anglia. AR Sceat-Penny, ND. North-430; S-945B. 1.11 grams. Beonna, c. 749-760 AD. or later. "Interlace" type. Runic inscription: "BEONNA" around central pellet. Reverse: Interlaced quatrefoil with central pellet, and three pellets in each angle. Bold, full strike on remarkably choice metal, just a hint of porosity on the obverse. Handsome medium gray toning, with a few touches of dark gold. Extremely Rare; only six Beonna pennies of this type are believed known, with this the only example in private hands. NGC graded AU-55.

Of somewhat larger module and slightly heavier weight than the typical sceat. This in fact may be a transitional penny, and was apparently considered a penny by Spink, whose specialist Patrick Finn purchased it in 1988 as a single-find piece, for a reputed £4,500 from the finder after it underwent Treasure Trove law examination by British authorities. It was traded a decade later for a Triple Unite. Beonna is known pricipally from a rare runic sceatta series bearing his name. It is possible that the pellets were intended by the engraver to signify Christ and the disciples. See North, page 18, for an interesting commentary about how little is known of this period. The first silver penny of East Anglia and of utmost importance in the Anglo-Saxon series.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$36,800
Lot 196
Great Britain. Kings of East Anglia. AR Penny, ND. North-450; S-953. 1.26 grams. Aethelweard, c. 845-855 AD. Central circle, large Anglican "A" within; AEÐELVVEARD REX around large A within. Reverse: Central circle with cross pattee within, pellet in each angle; + EADMVND MN (runic O?) around. Pleasing example with bold legends, full flan, on excellent metal. Medium to mostly deep gray toning. Rare. We note a chip at top. NGC graded EF-40.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,000.
Ex Lord Grantley (911); Lovejoy (1421); SCBI America, no. 232, this coin, and Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Cf Pagan (BNJ, Vol. 52, 1982) pp. 43 and 69, saying that only 41 pieces are known.

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$1,840
Lot 197
Great Britain. Kings of East Anglia. AR Penny, ND. North-456; S-954. 1.28 grams. Eadmund, 855-869 AD. Central circle, large alpha or "A" within; + EADMV?D REX around. Reverse: Central circle with cross pattee within, pellet in each angle; + EADIIALD MON (Eadwuld) around (retrograde letters). Pleasing bold legends, on full flan with excellent metal, showing residual luster. Medium to mostly deep gray toning, with hints of russet and gold on obverse. Rare in this quality. NGC graded AU-58.

A handsome example of the coinage of the last king of East Anglia, who was sacrificed by Viking invaders to their god Woden. This inspired the later memorial coinage celebrating Eadmund as a saint.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,450
Lot 198
Great Britain. Viking Coinage. AR Memorial Penny, ND (Danish East Anglia). North-483 var.; S-961. 1.38 grams. St Eadmund, c. 895-910 AD. Central circle, large "A" within; + SC EAIDI (blundered) around. Reverse: Central circle with cross pattee within; + PRINCIPI MS around. Pleasing bold legends, on full flan with superb metal. Considerable mint luster evident. Medium gray toning reflecting wonderful bursts of soft steel blues and greens, with pinks, russets and gold. A gem, scarce in this grade. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $800 - 900.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$1,668
Lot 199
Great Britain. Viking Coinage. Penny, ND (Danish East Anglia, c.885-915 AD). North-475/1; S-966. 1.29 grams. Alfred, c.880. Group II. Danelaw Moneyers: Central circle, cross pattee within; +EL FR ED RE around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: SIHUH / NE FEC in upper and lower registers, with pellets across center. Good strike on better metal. Pleasing even gray toning; some russet coloring in the recesses. Very Scarce; one of the finest known. NGC graded AU-50.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,450
Lot 200
Great Britain. Viking Coinage. Danelaw, Imitation AR Penny, ND. North-472; S-971. 1.41 grams. Ælfred, c.898-915. "Orsnaforda" type. Inscription in three lines: ELFRED+, in center, ORSNA / FORDA, along with pellets, above and below. Reverse: Inscription in upper and lower registers: BERNV / ALD MO; at center, a row of three crosses. Choice with a full strike on quality metal. Blackish toning, with brown or deep gold in the recesses. Mint luster evident. Rare in grade. Among the finest known examples of this classic. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,680
Lot 201
Great Britain. Viking Coinage at York. AR Penny, ND (struck c. 897. Possibly a Northumbria mint). North-501; S-988. 1.22 grams. Cnut, 895-902 AD. Central circle, cross pattee within, pellets around; + CVN + NET + TI around. Reverse: Inverted patriarchal cross with C N V T at ends of limbs, REX and pellets in the angles. Pleasing bold legends, on full flan with superb metal. Considerable mint luster evident. Variegated silvery gray toning, boldly reflecting steel blues, greens, magentas, russets and coppery oranges. A sharp gem. Rare in this grade. NGC graded MS-65.
Estimated Value $1,250 - 1,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,185
Lot 202
Great Britain. Viking Coinage at York. AR Penny, ND (Northumbria, York mint). North-504; S-996. 1.33 grams. Cnut, 890-910 AD. Central circle, large cross pattee with pellet in two opposite angles; + SI EF RED VS around. Reverse: Inverted patriarchal cross with C N V T at ends of limbs, REX and pellets in the angles. Bold strike and excellent metal. Silver and gray toning one side, brown and gray the other. Rare. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Ex Dresser Collection; SCBI America, no. 266 (this coin);ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,990
Lot 203
Great Britain. Viking Coinage at York. AR Penny, ND (struck c. 897. Northumbria, York mint). North-511; S-998. 1.46 grams. Cnut, 895-902 AD. Mirabilia Fecit series. Central circle, large cross pattee with pellet in two opposite angles; + MIRABILIA FEI around. Reverse: Inverted patriarchal cross with C N V T at ends of limbs, REX and pellets in the angles. Bold, heavy penny on full flan, with superb metal. Ample mint luster remaining. Attractive silvery gray toning, softly reflecting greens, russets, magentas and pale copper. Sharp and choice. Scarce. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,335
Lot 204
Great Britain. Viking Coinage at York. AR Penny, ND (struck c. 905-910. Northumbria). North-551; S-1006. 1.35 grams. St. Peter of York, 905-925 AD. Phase I coinage. In two lines: SCI PETRIMO, a cross pattee above and below, row of three pellets through center. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; + EBORACE CIV around. Sharp, with good metal, and lovely deep silvery gray tone, with hints of gold. Scarce, but rare in this superb grade. NGC graded MS-62.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,335
Lot 205
Great Britain. Hiberno-Norse Viking Coinage. AR Penny, ND. North-537; S-1019. 1.21 grams. Anlaf Guthrithsson, 939-941 AD. Central circle, flying raven within: + ANLAF CVNVNCIG around. Reverse: Central circle, small cross pattee within; + AÐELFERD MINET RG around, among interspersed pellets. Sharp, full strike, with good metal, and rich medium silvery gray tone, with hints of gold or pink on one side. Mint luster very evident on reverse. No evident wear. Choice flan for issue. A major rarity in any grade, and one of the most important of all Viking invader coins. NGC graded MS-62.

Probably the finest known example of this classic rarity. Most specimens exhibit cracked or incomplete flans (including the Spink plate piece).
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
Ex Lucien La Riviere Collection, Spink sale #160 (9-10 Oct. 2002), lot 990;Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).Illustrated in Money of The World, coin 67.

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$37,950
Lot 206
Great Britain (?) - Hiberno-Norse Viking Coinage. AR Penny, ND. North --; S --. Cnut-style penny. 0.73 grams. Anlaf V, c. 1029-1034 AD. Helmeted and draped bust left, holding scepter: + ANLF + CVI? E around. Reverse: Central circle, cross intermediate to voided and jeweled types within; + ODA T? DNLNVF around. Sharp, full strike, on outstanding lustrous metal. Light smokey to golden-gray toning. NGC graded MS-61.

One of the greatest rarities of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking coinages. Probably struck at Dublin. Not listed in either North or Spink, this Anlaf is that rare. He was killed, as an invader, on his way to Rome. This coin, closely similar to Cnut's pointed-helmet type, is the only known specimen in Anlaf's name. Similar coins in Roth, BNJ, volume. 6 (1909), p. 55, which even then cited their great rarity. No other coins are known of this king!.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$36,800
Lot 207
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 828-839). North-573; S-1035. 1.32 grams. Ecgberht, 802-839 AD. Portrait/DOROB type. Schematic diademed draped bust right; + ECGBEA HT REX. Reverse: Central circle, DOROB C monogram within; + BOSEL MONETA around. Finely centered, bold strike on a full flan of good metal with only a spot or two of porosity. Even, medium gray matte toning, with touches of color and luster on the reverse. Finely preserved, and Very Rare in this special grade. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $5,000 - 6,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$14,375
Lot 208
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 843-848). North-610; S-1047. 1.45 grams. Aethelwulf, 839-858 AD. Phase II coinage. Diademed and draped bust of pleasing style right; + EÐELVVLF REX. Reverse: Central circle, cross crosslet within; + LIABA MONETA around. Finely centered, good strike on a choice, full flan. Metal very good, with only a few tiny spots of verdigris. Even, silvery to medium warm brownish gray toning. Very Rare, particularly in this grade. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex Reynolds (40) and Lockett (469) collections. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). A remarkable and famous specimen -- one of the finest known examples of this rarity.

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$6,900
Lot 209
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 852-858). North-618; S-1051. 1.32 grams. Aethelwulf, 839-858 AD. Phase IV coinage; inscribed cross type. Bare-headed, draped bust right; + AEÐELVVLF REX. Reverse: Moneyer's name on and between limbs of beaded cross; + DEGBEARHT MO, NETA in angles. Finely centered, bold strike on a choice, full flan. Metal very good, with only a few spots of verdigris, but some residual luster on reverse. Medium to deep smokey gray toning. Rare. NGC graded MS-61.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$4,600
Lot 210
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND. North-622; S-1055. 1.27 grams. Aethelred, 865/6-871 AD. Lunette type. Schematic diademed draped bust right; +AEÐELRE+- REX around. Reverse: Inscription in three lines: MON / ETA in upper and lower lunette registers, with flanking pellets; in central: +VVINE. Finely centered, sharp strike. Metal lightly granular, with dark brownish gray to black hoard patina. Rare. NGC graded VF-35.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$6,038
Lot 211
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 858-862/4). North-620; S-1053. 1.20 grams. Aethelberht, 858-865/6 AD. Inscribed cross type. Bare-headed, draped bust right; +AEÐELBEARHT REX. Reverse: Moneyer's name on and between limbs of beaded cross; +HEABEARHT MO, NETA in angles. Finely centered, bold strike on choice flan. Metal very good, with dark brown-gray hoard patina, a little granular in spots. Scarce. NGC graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$4,140
Lot 212
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Uncertain mint, struck south of the Thames). North-625; S-1057. 1.17 grams. Ælfred the Great, 871-899 AD. Lunette - Burgred type. Stylized diademed, draped bust right; +AELBRED REX around. Reverse: Inscription in three lines: MON / ETA in upper and lower lunette registers, with flanking pellets; in central: +DVDD. Good full strike on better metal. Attractive, even gray to silvery gray toning. Some mint luster evident. Very Rare 1st coinage, imitating the Burgred issues. Among the finest known examples of this mysterious and elusive coinage. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$6,038
Lot 213
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (London mint, struck c. 886). North-646; S-1062. 1.45 grams. Ælfred the Great, 871-899 AD. Third Coinage; London monogram type. Detailed diademed, draped bust right; + ÆLFR - ED REX flanking. Reverse: Inscription in three lines: TILVINE / MONETA above and below large, central "Londonia" monogram, with crosses pattee flanking. Bold, crisp strike on choice metal. Die break obscuring "Æ" on obverse. Attractive smoky gray to dark steel blue-gray toning. Some mint luster evident. Very Rare, more so in this grade. NGC graded MS-61.

Likely struck around the year Aelfred occupied London, and commemorating the liberation of London from the Viking Great Army. A rare and desirable type, especially when it shows the moneyer's name. North notes on p. 94 that "all coins of this type bearing the names of other moneyers are Viking imitations." One of the classic types in all of British coinage.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection). Illustrated in Money of The World, coin 66.

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$20,125
Lot 214
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Canterbury mint, struck c. 880-899). North-635; S-1066. 1.55 Grams. Ælfred the Great, 871-899 AD. Third Coinage; Guthrum type. Central circle, small cross pattee within; +EL FR ED RE around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: EÐELV / INE M in upper and lower registers, with pellets vertically across center. Excellent strike on choice metal. Artistic, old deep-gray toning, darker in the recesses. Very Scarce, particularly this variety. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.
Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$3,450
Lot 215
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny. A stylish and exceptional Anglo-Saxon issue -- a famous specimen: North-660; S-1079. 1.55 grams. Edward the Elder, 899-924. Flower type. Central circle, small cross pattee within; +EADVVEARD REX around. Reverse: Large lis comprised of linear foral elements, with semicircular sides; name, BV GA within. Excellent strike on choice metal. Artistic, old medium to deep gray toning. Extremely Rare. NGC graded AU-55.
Estimated Value $20,000 - 25,000.
Ex Montagu (Sotheby, 1895); McClean or "Astronomer" Sale (Sotheby, 1906); Brunn (Sotheby, 1925); Drabble (Glendining, 1939); Spink Numismatic Circular for July 1942; Marshall (Spink, March 2004, lot 45); Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$26,450
Lot 216
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (East Anglia mint). North-651; S-1084. 1.67 grams. Edward the Elder, 899-924 AD. Portrait type. Central circle, diademed and draped bust left within; +EADVVEARD REX around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: NEIOIR / MEICIO in upper and lower registers, pellets above and below, with three crosses across center. Bold strike and a full flan on quality metal; the reverse showing incipient die breaks. Pleasing dark gray toning; lighter silvery coloring in the recesses. Very Rare. One of the few known without any clips or cracks. NGC graded AU-58.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.
Ex Lockett (534); ex Rome Hoard (34). Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$21,275
Lot 217
Great Britain. Kings of Wessex. AR Penny, ND (Northwestern mint, struck c. 880-899). North-649; S-1087. 1.50 grams. Edward the Elder, 899-924 AD. Two-line type. Central circle, small cross pattee within; + EADVVEARD REX around. Reverse: Inscription in two lines: BVRH+ / ELMMO in upper and lower registers, pellets above and below, with three crosses across center. Finely struck on oversize flan, on choice metal. Excellent, even, medium gray toning; some residual luster. Scarce. A splendid example, the finest this cataloguer has ever seen. NGC graded MS-63.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,400.
Ex Larry Stack Collection (Sotheby's, April 1999, lot 445. Ex Dr Jacob Y. Terner Collection (by private treaty to the Millennia Collection).

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$2,645






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