Ar Sceat. Phase Ia. + EA.RDVVL.FR (bar above letter R) around pellet in pelleted circle. ® + CVDHEARD (Cudheard) around small cross. Weight 0.93 g. Die axis (unknown). Diameter 14mm. Spink # 858. Pirie, Coins of Northumbria 3.2a-b. Find spot unknown to author. Private collection ? Same obverse die as (my Ref 02) (my Ref 03) (my Ref 05). Many thanks to CNG for allowing me the use of the images and information.
Known history of this coin. Auctioned CNG 13 September 2017, lot 1082 and Auctioned CNG 14 May 2020, lot 1245
Description from CNG
Extremely Rare Eardwulf Sceatt
ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Eardwulf. First
reign, 796-806. AR Sceatt (14mm, 0.93 g, 9h). Eoforwic (York) mint;
Cuthheard, moneyer. + EA·RDVVL·F R around pellet within dotted circle /
+ CVDHEARD around small cross pattée. Pirie, Guide 3.2a = E.J.E. Pirie,
“Earduulf: a significant addition to the coinage of Northumbria” in BNJ
65 (1995), pl. 2, 12; Pirie, Guide 3.2b var. = M. Blackburn & A. Gillis,
“A second coin of King Eardwulf of Northumbria and the attribution of
the moneyer coins of King Ælfwald” in BNJ 67 (1997), pl. 24, 3 var.
(rev. legend; same obv. die); North –; SCBC 858. VF, toned. Extremely
rare, none in CoinArchives.
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