Early Phase [I] -
Æthelwulf (839-58), Penny, Early Phase [I], Rochester, Beagmund, edelvvlf rex around diademed bust right, rev. beagmvnd around cross pattée, 1.23g/2h (Naismith R19.1e, this coin; BMC 38 and SCBI Mack 705 [= Stewartby 131], same dies; N 592; S 1042). From the North Yorkshire Moors Collection of Marvin Lessen, auctioned by DNW in 3 lots, 2018-20. Provenance: B. Bird Collection, Glendining Auction, 20 November 1974, lot 82. This was the plate coin in Seaby’s Standard Catalogue for many years. Images courtesy of DNW.