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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Kings of Wessex https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex.html Eadred Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/eadred-halfpenny-423.html Tue, 06 Sep 2005 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Eadred Halfpenny  
Description: An extremely rare (fragmented) halfpenny of Eadred (946-955). Minted at Shrewsbury.

It is believed that only one other round halfpenny of Eadred has been recorded (EMC Ref: CR 1988: 163). This is of the moneyer HILDVLF, whereas the present example is of EOFERMVND, who also struck coins for Eadmund (939-946) and Eadgar (959-975).

Now in Fitzwilliam Museum collection, EMC number 2005.0190
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Ecgberht Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/ecgberht-penny-53329.html Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:33:46 GMT Kings of Wessex Ecgberht Penny  
Description: A non-portrait penny of Ecgberht of Wessex (reigned AD 802-839), struck at Rochester. The flan is chipped; approximately 75% survives.

The coin appears to be the first recorded example of its type struck by the Rochester moneyer, Dunun, who is known both for the preceding portrait coins of Ecgberht, and for coins of Ecgberht's successor, Aethelwulf. It is also an unlisted variety, where there is a small square in each angle of the reverse cross. (A similar variety (North 580) is known for the moneyer Beagmund, but the small squares are in the angles of the obverse cross, rather than the reverse cross.)
 
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Edward the Elder Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/edward-the-elder-penny-45582.html Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Edward the Elder Penny  
Description: Edward the Elder 'two-line' type penny. Incomplete flan.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Aethelstan Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/aethelstan-penny-663.html Sat, 01 Oct 2005 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Aethelstan Penny  
Description: Aethelstan penny, main issue, circumscription cross type.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Aethelstan Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/aethelstan-halfpenny-11955.html Sun, 17 Feb 2008 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Aethelstan Halfpenny  
Description: Aethelstan halfpenny, two-line type. A fragment of just over half the coin.

Although only the last two full letters of the moneyer's name are present on the fragment, the ending 'OF' is very rare. In a major work on the coinage of Aethelstan (C E Blunt, BNJ 42, 1974), of nearly 300 moneyers listed, only Cunerof has this ending. The vestigial bases of the two preceding letters, ER, also support this attribution.

Halfpennies of Aethelstan are extremely rare, and the present coin is probably the first recorded example struck by this moneyer.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Eadwig Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/eadwig-penny-14609.html Sat, 09 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Eadwig Penny  
Description: A fragment (approx. 55%) of a penny of Eadwig.

The obverse has the normal cross pattée design, but the reverse appears to be of a hitherto unrecorded type. It has the moneyer's name (Sedeman) in one line, with opposed Y-shaped emblems above and below. The forks of the emblems curl downwards and terminate in scrolls. It seems likely that they are floral in nature, and related to the two known floral types (North 736 & 737; Spink 1125). However, the coin has been pierced in exactly the two positions where the heads of the flowers would have been located. There is iron residue in the two holes, and the reverse of the coin has been gilded. The most likely interpretation of these modifications is that it was converted into a brooch.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Edward the Elder Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/edward-the-elder-penny-20432.html Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Edward the Elder Penny  
Description: An Edward the Elder penny of the rare 'Single Line' type. The flan is chipped (about 85% complete). The coin appears to be an unrecorded variety of the type, which differs from North 656 (Spink 1076) in having groups of pellets above, below, after and possibly before (see below) the moneyer's name. Four letters of the moneyer's name - VDIG - remain on the incomplete flan, and, if they are symmetrically placed, the name would be complete. However, a moneyer named Dudig is recorded for the reign, and it is possible that an initial letter 'D' was on the missing part of the coin. If this is the case, there would probably be insufficient space for a group of pellets before the name.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Aethelstan Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/aethelstan-penny-20605.html Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Aethelstan Penny  
Description: Aethelstan penny, main issue, circumscription cross type.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Eadred Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/eadred-penny-25668.html Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Eadred Penny  
Description: Eadred two-line type penny.
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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Ecgberht Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/kings-of-wessex/ecgberht-penny-29175.html Sat, 15 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT Kings of Wessex Ecgberht Penny  
Description: A fragment (approx. 50%) of a penny of Ecgberht of Wessex (reigned AD 802-839).
Category: Early Medieval, Kings of Wessex
Category: Kings of Wessex
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