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EM13797

Mercia, Burgred Penny, Ciallaf, inverted F in name, no lips to King

Burgred, King of Mercia (852-874), silver Penny, Phase IIa, Moneyer Ciallaf, diademed bust right to bottom of coin, linear inner circle and legend around, toothed border around rim both sides, legend commences lower left, BVRGRED REX- rev. three line inscription across lunettes above and below, +CIALLA / F MON / ETA, the F inverted, weight 1.28g (Mackay H1.7 O3/E3; N.423; S.942E). Toned, small rim chips, some hairline scratches on neck, otherwise good very fine.

The legends translate as "Burgred King" on obverse and on the reverse "Ciallaf Moneyer."

Provenance:

Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part I, Glendining, 6-9th June 1955, lot 392 part.

The chips and scratches now apparent on this coin have appeared since 1955.

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