Extremely Rare Eadgar Halfpenny
ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Eadgar.
959-975. AR Halfpenny (17mm, 0.61 g, 1h). Exceptional Type F – Londonia monogram type. London mint. Struck circa 959-967/8. ዒ±ዝ⌞ ม ±ያ ያዒ
, bust right / Londonia
monogram; small cross pattée above, pellet to left, triangle of pellets below. CTCE 394 = BMS 1172 = C. E. Blunt & R. H. M. Dolley,"The Chester (1950) Hoard" in BNJ
XXVII (1953), 515; Hild –; EMC 1991.0255; Spink Numismatic Circular
XCVII.6 (July/August 1989), no. 4038 (same dies); North 753; SCBC 1140B. Near EF, attractive even gray toning. Extremely rare, only four published examples.
The pre-reform coinage of Eadgar has a remarkable number of restitution types, including this extremely rare halfpenny, reviving the celebrated Londonia type issued by Eadgar’s great-grandfather Alfred in circa 880.