Eadgar (959 – 975 AD) Circumscription Cross Type Penny; Northampton, Durand. 1.43g. (N. 749, S. 1135). REF: I3H54K.
Obverse: Central cross-pattée, inscription around +AEDGAR REX ANG (N and G ligate). Reverse: Central cross-pattée, inscription around +DVRAND T ES Mo HA; the T in the legend styled as a Thor’s hammer, and mirrored by a not dissimilar mark below the inscription border line.
A little bit lipped at 8 pm, old scratches to the obverse centre. Nearly very fine.
‘HA’ as been attributed both to Southampton and to Northampton. Durand produced HT1 type pennies at York during Eadgar’s reign (these die linked with coins by the prolific York moneyer Heriger), and the style of this coin would support production at the more northerly of the two possible mints. Worthy of further research.