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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 50

The John Chatwin Collection | Wessex, Æthelberht (858-865), 'Inscribed Cross' Type, Penny, c. 858-864, Canterbury, Dudwine, + AEÐELBEARHT REX, draped bust right, rev. + DVDVI | NE | MO | N | E | T | A, on and around limbs of beaded cross, [Spink XRF: 61.86% Ag; 31.60% Cu; 3.04% Zn; 2.33% Sn; 0.731% Pb; 0.438% Au], 1.32g [20.37grns], 4h (Naismith C182d this coin; North 620; Spink 1053), minor edge loss behind bust, otherwise evenly toned, a really good very fine, very rare


From the John Chatwin Collection of English Hammered Coins

SNC, February 1985, no. 106* - slight edge chip, otherwise good VF - £450

Regrettably Naismith's record of the provenance prior to 1985 is not correct on account of the Drabble (1943, lot 832) recorded as his (f), being unquestionably the NCirc, March 1944, no. 24520 coin.

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