Estimate: 480 GBP
Price realized: 580 GBP
Northumbria, Æthelred, First Reign (774-779), Sceat, variety iii, EDILRED, L & R inverted, central cross, trefoil in field, beaded border, rev. large fantastic animal with short neck, standing right, foreleg raised, pointed tail, enclosing cross, large triquetra below, 0.85g, 0° (SL 72-30 plate coin; SCBI 69, 871 this coin; North 180; Spink 850), a porous and lightly cleaned example, the key devices otherwise clear, almost very fine, extremely rare.
K Chapman, February 2009
~ Found at Fimber (Yorkshire), 2007 ~
[EMC 2010.0028 = BNJ Coin Register 2010, no. 146]
Estimate: £500 - £800