S.1135 Southern Group -
Eadgar, Penny, Circumscription Cross type [Southern Group], Winchester, Ælfsige, EADGAR REX TO BRI around small cross pattée, rev. AELFSIGE M. Provenance: Ex the "North Yorkshire Moors Collection" Bt CNG November 1994. Images courtesy of DNW.
This coin is part of a group of two dozen or so pieces that appeared on the market in both England and the USA in the early 1990s, and which almost certainly have a Hampshire provenance. Mr Lessen’s detective work shows that the group probably contained four Southampton mint-signed coins and might have been unearthed as a result of the construction of the extension to the M3 motorway at the time.