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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 58

Eadmund (939-946), 'Horizontal' Type 1, Penny, London [?], Ælfweald, [+] ÆADMVND RE[X] (sic), small cross pattée, rev. ÆLFP | + + + | ALD MO in two lines, three cross pattées between, trefoil of pellets above and below, 1.60g [24.70grns], 10h (Sir John Evans [NumChron, 1885, pp. 128-144], p. 131, no. 2 [Killyon Manor] = SCBI 34 [BM], 280-281 same dies; Lockett 3694(a); North 688; BMC XV [Vol. 9, no. 1]; Spink 1105), crimped with die cudding, lightly toned, near very fine, the phonetic spelling of the King's name remarkable and rare; the moneyer known for London in the reign of his father


Bonhams (Auction 24192), 22 November 2017, lot 287

Lord Stewartby, Part I, Spink 234, 22 March 2016, lot 176 - "EADMVND" [recte]

Baldwin, by private treaty, January 2001

S Mitchell, by private treaty, 1984 [with this ticket]


Clonterbrook Trust, Glendining, 7 June 1974, lot 36 - "bent, fine, 25.0grns"

R C Lockett, Glendining, 26-27 April 1960, lot 3694 [part] - "AEADMVND REX, in centre cross pattée; rev. AELFPALD MO in two lines divided by three crosses, trefoil of pellets above and below, B.M.C. XI-1, Br. XV-2 var...., very fine" - £15.0.0

Whilst the Killyon Manor (Co. Meath) hoard passed from Sir John Evans' collection into the British Museum, and sadly not into the collection of Richard Cyril Lockett as so many other of his coins did, the unusual circumstances of that find, for which its example is double die-linked with the present specimen are worth recounting:

"In the year 1876, a gamekeeper, in digging for a missing ferret at a place called Killyon Manor, Hill of Down, Meath, came upon a hoard of 88 silver pennies, the bulk of which, thanks to the kindness of the Rev. Dr. Scott, passed into my hands. The spot where they were found is regarded as an ancient battle-field, and with the coins were some decayed bones, which, however, proved to be those of a horse. The hoard consisted of coins of Eadweard the Elder, Æthelstan, Eadmund, and Eadred, with single examples of the coinage of three of the kings of Northumberland. The following is a list of the 85 coins which I have examined. Those distinguished by an asterisk are in the collection presented to Westminster School by Dr. Scott, and of a very few I have not complete particulars." [Sir John Evans, 1885]

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