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Lot 18

Estimate: 1'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 800 GBP Online bidding closed
Freckenham Crescents. Ring and Star Type. Talbot dies F/8. c.AD5-20. Gold stater. 16-18mm. 5.28g. Back-to-back crescents, pellet triad above and below, row of pellets projecting each side with V-shapes, kerb below./ Big-eared, bent-legged horse right, beaded ring above containing pellets, ring in front. ABC 1447, VA 620-7, BMC 3386-88, S 426. CCI 94.1024 (this coin). Good VF, rich rose-gold, bold crescents. VERY RARE 21 others recorded from these dies, including 14 in Ipswich Museum.

The horizontal kerb may have been designed to curb flan slippage during striking. The crescents were cribbed from North Thames staters.

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