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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Rare Anglo-Saxon Thrymsa sells for £26,000

A rare coin from the Saxon period, found by a detectorist, with an estimate of £6,000-£8,000 has been sold for £26,000 at Spink.

Anglo-Saxon, Crondall phase c.620-635, Kent, Eadbald
(616-640), Thrymsa or Shilling, 1.28g (SG 14.86, c.58% gold), London, draped, diademed bust right, cross before, avdv[arld r]eges, rev. latin cross on globe within pelleted inner circle, blundered inscription around (cf. Sutherland VI.1, corpus nos.77-78 and plate IV, 22, 23; BMC and Stewartby-same dies; Metcalf 50; EMC 2010.0147- this coin; N.29; S.758), well centred on an evenly round flan, clean gold with hints of lustre, a most pleasing example of an early Thrymsa and the first coin issued in the name of an English king, extremely fine, the seventh known of this type, extremely rare
Estimate £ 6,000-8,000


Found near Deal Kent, 2010. Recorded with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, EMC 2010.0147.

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