Mar 25, 2012, 05:37 PM
Eadgar King of Northumbria...
I have not been posting much lately, this is down to searching for new land and the finds I have been making have been very sparse. But I think I might have found a decent area at last.
High on my wish list of finds has been a Saxon Penny and on Saturday I finally found one, these coins are struck on a large flan, usually about 20mm and usually cracked or damaged in some way...as is this one, although it's at the better end with all the legend. The coin is that of Eadgar, or sometimes spelled Edgar.
All I can tell you about the coin at this time is the date of this ruler which is 959-975. The reverse description of this coin is not in any of my books, and I have not found it online, so I am waiting on the UKFD for the reverse variant, which I will update later when I find out.
Here is a little bit of information one Eadgar...Edgar the Peaceful, or Edgar I (Old English: Ēadgār; c. In 963 he reputedly killed his rival in love, Earl Ęthelwald, near present-day Longparish, Hampshire.. Edgar was crowned at Bath and anointed with his wife Ęlfthryth, setting a precedent for a coronation of a queen in England itself.. Edgar died on 8 July 975 at Winchester,[why?] and was buried at Glastonbury Abbey
UPDATED ID...Eadgar penny, pre-reform, circumscription cross type, BMC III. MINT UNKNOWN..
+ EADGAR REX
+ FASTOLF MON
I hope the pictures load, this is my first time on this new format..
Last edited by jeff of pa; Feb 29, 2016 at 11:16 AM.
Mar 25, 2012, 05:42 PM
Try again mate. l would love to see pictures. Hutch.
Mar 25, 2012, 05:46 PM
Would like to see them also please try again and contact the site if you have to they making changes all the time Im sure they will help you
Mar 25, 2012, 05:52 PM
I am mate but I'm bloody frustrated...12 years it's took me to find one of these.
Originally Posted by williamsingr
Mar 25, 2012, 05:56 PM
Again.. Yes at last, but it doesn't tell you the pictures have loaded...not good at all
Last edited by Silver Searcher; Mar 25, 2012 at 05:58 PM.
Mar 25, 2012, 05:58 PM
Mar 25, 2012, 06:00 PM
You should be seeing them mate...
Originally Posted by oldsalty19
Mar 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
Scotland, Aye !!
The wait was worth it. Beautiful coin. Congrats SS !!
Mar 25, 2012, 06:03 PM
What my 12 years, or your waite Don
Originally Posted by Mackaydon
Mar 25, 2012, 06:09 PM
Some of the better Roman from the new site...
Mar 25, 2012, 10:54 PM
Leggo Master of the UK
Cracking find mate, that is so rare I am in awe, banner vote from me. Keep it up Colin, I would put a thumbs up icon but it's not there.
Because it's always hammer time
Mar 25, 2012, 11:23 PM
Mar 26, 2012, 03:29 AM
Yep very Rare Mate ..thanks, I,m hoping the reverse is unrecorded.
Originally Posted by hammered
Mar 26, 2012, 03:43 AM
Fantastic find, I vote banner...
Congratulations on finding a new site, thats the biggest accomplishment in my opinion, Im very jealous!!
Keep them coming!
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