Estimate: 950 GBP
Price realized: 1500 GBP
Northumbria, Alchred (765-774), Sceat, variety iii, beaded borders, +ALCHRED, retrograde, A barred, pellet after L, reversed E, around cross pommée, rev. fantastic animal standing right, foreleg raised, raised, pointed tail emanating from mid-back, cross pommée below, 1.10g, 120° (SL 71-30; SCBI 69, 867 this coin; North 179; Spink 849), partially toned and bright surfaces, otherwise a sharp and eye-catching example, about extremely fine, rare in this condition.
Acquired privately from finder, March 2011
~ Found by C Best at Carthorpe (North Yorkshire) ~
Estimate: £1000 - £1200