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CNG 103, Lot: 1174. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Wessex. Eadmund. 939-946. AR Penny (21mm, 1.43 g, 5h). Horizontal-Trefoil 1 (HT 1) type (BMC i). Eoferwic (York) mint; Ingalgar, moneyer. Struck circa 944-946. + EΛDMVND REX • B, small cross pattée; pellet in first quarter / INGEL/GAR MO in two lines; three crosses pattée between, trefoil above and below. CTCE 166–7 var. (no pellet on obv.); SCBI 34 (BM), 372 var. (pellets in obv. legend, no pellet in field); North 688; SCBC 1105. Good VF, toned. Unpublished variety, none in EMC or CoinArchives.

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind. Ex Cederlind 170 (7 August 2013), lot 347.

Struck at York after Edmund's reconquest of Northumbria in 944. Ingalgar had an impressive stint at York, which traded hands between the kings of Wessex and the Vikings. After his appointment by Eadmund, he continued under Eadred (946-947), then under the Viking ruler Eric Bloodaxe (947-948), then under Eadred again (948-949), then under Anlaf Sithtricsson (Cuaran) (949-952), under Eric again (952-954), and finally under Eadgar, after he retook York in 954. His name is found on coins of all these rulers (see CTCE, chapters 6, 7, and 14).