Halfpenny of Edward the Elder

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Issued by: Edward the Elder
Denomination: Half Penny
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Date found: 15/04/2021
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire


Obverse legend reads EADVVEARD Rxx . The reverse reads VVIII/+++/HARD indicating that the moneyer is Wulheard. Anglo-Saxon pennies are rare detecting finds and this is only the second example recorded by PAS.