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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 40

The John Chatwin Collection | Mercia, Coenwulf (796-821), East Anglian Issues, Portrait Phase, 'Cross and Wedges', Penny, c. 800 AD, Ipswich [?], Botræd, +COE:NVVLF REX M, diademed and draped bust right, rev. +:•B:O:•:T::R••:E::D:• voided lozenge cross, pellets in angles, [Spink XRF: 94.29% Ag; 4.57% Cu; 0.771% Pb; 0.366% Au], 1.24g [19.14grns], 3h (SCBI 67 [BM], 1091 same dies = BMC 63 same dies; Naismith E7.3a [BM] same reverse die, but this coin not listed; North 371; Spink 916), minimal edge loss and light porosity, otherwise uniform field-gray tone, a pleasing very fine, extremely rare, only the fourth example recorded


From the John Chatwin Collection of English Hammered Coins

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