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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 39

Mercia, Coenwulf (796-821), Group IV, Portrait Penny, c. 810-822/23, Canterbury, Oba, + COENVVLF-REX M, uncial M, diademed and mantled bust right, rev. OBA MONETA, normal O, divided by three-limbed cross, small cross fleury at centre, [Spink XRF: 97.38% Ag; 1.88% Cu; 0.389% Pb; 0.346% Au], 1.295g [19.98grns], 10h (Naismith C41.3; BLS 65; EMC 2022.0328 this coin; Williams II, 120; North 352; Spink 916), professionally straightened and repaired with resultant pastille-grey toned flan, otherwise attractively uniform and bold for strike, original struck details near extremely fine, rare thus


Subsequently restored prior to consignment to Spink, 29 March 2023

Found near Meldreth (South Cambridgeshire), 18 September 2022, [then weighing 1.33g]

~ Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum, ref. EMC 2022.0328 ~

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