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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 38

The John Chatwin Collection | Mercia, Offa (757-796), Light Coinage, 'Cross and Lozenge' Penny, c. 780-792/3, London, Eadhun, •:O:•FF•A• before coiffed and ornately-draped bust right, •REX behind, rev. [+E]AðhVN, voided lozenge cross with central plain cross and pellets, [Spink XRF: 95.79% Ag; 3.25% Cu; 0.608% Pb; 0.346% Au], 0.94g [14.51grns], 3h (Chick 32c this coin; SCBI 2 [Hunterian], 310; MEC VIII, 1013; Aiskew Hoard 4 same obverse die; North 303; Spink 905), an incomplete and broken coin of stable metal, otherwise with rich dark tone, very fine, very rare, an affordable type example of supreme Mercian 8th Century art


From the John Chatwin Collection of English Hammered Coins

~ 'The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries', D Chick, 32c this coin - ["John Chatwin Collection"]

SNC, February 2002, HS1002 [with this ticket, acquired 4 March, £500]

Found at Mablethorpe (Lincolnshire), September 1996

~ Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum, ref. EMC 2023.0353 ~

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