Estimate: 600 GBP
Price realized: 1300 GBP
British Coins from the Collection of Samuel Birchall of Leeds (1761-1814)
Edward the Elder (899-924), Penny, Two Line type [HP 1], moneyer uncertain, cross pattée, rev. haher eiemom, three crosslets between, trefoil of pellets above and below, 1.44g/6h (Blunt and Stewart, NC 1983, p.158, B5, this coin; BMC –; N 649; S 1087). Ghosting on obverse, otherwise about extremely fine, dark tone £600-£800
Provenance: Bossall/Flaxton (N. Yorkshire) Hoard, 1807.
This specimen is described by Blunt and Stewart as part of the blundered series struck in East Anglia late in Edward's reign