Two Line Type: Eadred - Hunred -
Eadred (946-955), Penny, 1.43g, Two Line type, North East style, + EADRED REXD, around small cross in solid inner circle, rev. HVN RED: in two lines divided by three crosses, trefoils of pellets above and below (N.706; S.1113).
Provenance: ex Williams Collection Part IV 29th January 2019 Lot 496, Colonial Rare Coins, 21 November 1994, lot 132.
For other examples by this moneyer with the mint letter D after REX see SCBI 34 (British Museum) 568 and 569. This coin is of the scarcer variety with just the moneyer's name on the reverse (without m or m¯o). For similar reverses but from different dies see SCBI 34 no. 564, and also SCBI 6 (Edinburgh) 227 and SCBI 64 (Chester) 227.
'An important moneyer is Hunred the volume of whose coinage for Eadred is considerable and bears a variety of 'privy marks'. This large coinage, if it emanated from York, which a die-link with Ingelgar might suggest, may do no more than reflect positive steps taken in the short time between Eadred's recovery of York and his death to eliminate the Norse currency. But such an explanation is not enitrely satisfactory because most of the latest Norse coins were of good weight and metal. Hunred was a minor moneyer after Eadred's reign, and we think that the bulk of his coining took place at a substitute mint while York was in Norse hands.' (CTCE p. 132)
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