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Penny of Eadberht Praen sells best of the finds in Timeline’s auction

Penny of Eadberht Praen sells best of the finds in Timeline’s auction

On 6 September 2022, Timeline held an auction of Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins. This included several recent detecting finds, the best of which are have selected below. The results of most of the selected lots were as expected although the penny of Eadberht Praen did particularly well.

To view any of my selected lots in the auction catalogue click on the lot number. The full catalogue can be found here.

There is a buyer’s premium of 30% (inclusive of VAT) on the hammer price.


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‘The Guildford’ Iron Age Anthropomorphic Celtic Vessel Mount

Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
Hammer: £2860

This mount was found by Stuart Cameron on 22 August 2022 near Guildford, Surrey and recorded at the PAS as SUR-D01AF2. It dates to 100BC – AD43. Most bucket mounts from that period depicted bovines and it unusual to have a human representation. Below it Tim Wonnacot describing it:

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“The Kirkby Lonsdale” Brigantes Horse Harness Union

Found near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria on Tuesday 10th May 2022.
Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
Hammer: £2340
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“The Great Wolds Valley” Medieval gold ring

Found on 6 January 2011 by Mr K J Umpleby near Scarborough, North Yorkshire and recorded at the PAS as YORYM-59EC70. It was declared to be treasure and disclaimed.
Estimate: £1,000 – £1,400
Hammer: £1560


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Two Emperors thrymsa

Found at Whissonsett, Norfolk in 2021 and recorded at the Early Medieval Corpus as EMC 2021.0385.
Estimate: £3,000 – £4,000
Hammer: £4000
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Two Emperors Thrymsa

Found by Raymond Page in 2015 at West Bergholt, Essex and recorded at the PAS as ESS-EE5CDD where it was designated a Find of Note of Regional Importance.
Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
Hammer: £1620
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Penny of Eadberht Praen

Found near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire on 20 April 2022 and recorded as EMC 2022.0182. The legend on the reverse reads EAH/DENEH which is a new moneyer in the coinage of Eadberht Praen, Deneheah.
Estimate: £4,000 – £6,000
Hammer: £7500
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Penny of Edmund

Found near Harling, Norfolk on 24 January 2018 and recorded at the PAS as NMS-8FBCC9 where it was a Find of Note of County Importance. Reverse reads CEREIHIBALTMONETA giving the moneyer as Ercimbalt.
Estimate: £4,000 – £6,000
Hammer: £3600
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Shaftesbury penny of William I

Found near Brisley, Norfolk on 23 October and recorded as EMC 2021.0320. The obverse reads PILLEM REX. The reverse legend is CINTPINEONSIER giving the moneyer as Centwine at Shaftesbury mint.
Estimate: £1,000 – £1,400
Hammer: £1300
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Denarius of Domitia

Found near Clitheroe, Lancashire in 2022. Obverse shows Domitia, wife of Domitian and reverse has a peacock standing right.
Estimate: £1,500 – £2,000
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