Northumbria Archbishop Wigmund 837-850AD Bronze Styca
Northumbria Archbishop Wigmund 837-850AD Bronze Styca, HVNLAF
S870, 14mm, 0.98g
Archbishop Wigmund – primarily an issuer of copper-alloy stycas in his own name, but famous in numismatic terms for the particularly fine gold ‘solidus’ or medallion (a special issue, perhaps an ecclesiastical diplomatic gift) that now resides in the British Museum.
This coin is a part of the ‘John Cross Collection’ of Anglo Saxon coins. John was an avid collector of coins from across the Anglo Saxon period for many years, he sadly passed away in 2020. His coins were recovered by executors who appear to have destroyed all paperwork relating to them meaning that there are no tickets or provenance prior to his collection. Tony Abramson has compiled an inventory of his early coins, a copy of which is available on request and individual numbers on the back of our tickets relate to this. The collection contains many rarities, seldom offered on the open market so this is a good opportunity for collectors to obtain rare coins which are usually unavailable.
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