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HM29116

Edward the Elder Penny XF45, Portrait type, moneyer Wulfred

Regular price £6,500
Regular price Sale price £6,500

Edward the Elder (899-924),silver Penny, portrait type, Moneyer Wulfred, Winchester style, draped diademed bust left, Latin legend with inner linear and outer beaded circles surrounding, legend commences at top, +EADVVEARD REX,rev.cross pattée at left centre, pellet at top bottom and right of centre, Moneyer name in two lines, VVLF+ / RED Mo, small cross pattée after first line, small o at end of second line, weight 1.61g (CTCE 44; cf.SCBI American 30:327; BMC type iii; N.651; S.1084).Toned , weakly struck at centre, has been graded and slabbed by PCGS as XF45 and rare.

PCGS Certification 895983.45/45680534.

The obverse Latin legend translates as "Edward King" and the reverse as "Leofhelm Moneyer."

Edward the Elder born circa 871 was the elder of the sons of Alfred the Great and was already in charge of part of the army by the age of 21, and probably acted as his Father's deputy in continued skirmishes as late as 896 and was the natural choice to succeed him in 899 as full Ruler of Wessex and Mercia. From 917 a further annexation program commenced as Edward started to take over the "Five Boroughs" of the Danelaw and East Anglia. He then remained unchallenged of an enlarged England until his death on 17th July 924 aged around 53, leaving a large family of at least ten daughters and five sons by three wives.

Provenance:

Ex B. J. Dawson Coins, circa 2005 with ticket in the hand of the late Paul Dawson.

Ex Spink and Son Ltd, circa 2006 with ticket in the hand of Megan Gooch.

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