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Paddy

Ecgberht Penny, North 589

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I have bought this coin for my own collection and it has arrived today. Having spent quite a lot of money on it, I am concerned to get views as to whether it is genuine? Any comments, for and against, would be welcome.

 

Ecgberht D N589 1-side.JPG

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Just had this back from the auction house - over night response, which was brilliant.

Link to the Portable Antiquities website showing the report on its find and authenticity:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/966481

... so repaired but genuine.

 

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10 hours ago, Paddy said:

Just had this back from the auction house - over night response, which was brilliant.

Link to the Portable Antiquities website showing the report on its find and authenticity:

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/966481

... so repaired but genuine.

 

As I don't collect hammered, is the repair acceptable or would it have been better left? 

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Personally I prefer it repaired. A split coin, as well as unattractive, is difficult to store without the pieces constantly slipping. With coins of this age I am happy to have a decent example clearly displaying the monarch's name, and to have it at an affordable price when so many are now out of my reach.

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I think it looks better repaired too, and it appears to have been done quite nicely. :)

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It looks to me to have been annealed and straightened, with a very satisfactory result. 
 

Jerry

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-283

 

Might this have been found on the Isle of Wight?

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7 hours ago, mrbadexample said:

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-283

 

Might this have been found on the Isle of Wight?

... and in July 2019! Well spotted.

 

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