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S.1142 Eadward the Martyr (∆thelstan)
Penny of Eadward "the Martyr", king of England 975-978
Moneyer: ∆thelstan
Mint: Canterbury
S. 1142
O: EADPEA REX ANGLOR
R: ∆–ESTAN M-O C∆NT

The unfortunate Eadward, with the sobriquet "the Martyr", obviously wasn't destined for long life. Just three years into his reign, the hapless Eadward was killed, probably by his step mother ∆lfthryth, mother of his half-brother ∆thelred (II).

This particular coin appears to have been from an altered die of Eadgar, with the last three letters of the presumably still serviceable die altered.

Ex- Davissons, Spink
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Callimachus  [Sep 26, 2019 at 03:14 PM]
Always nice to see a coin of this king.