Circumscription Cross, Cricklade -
A silver penny of Eadgar, pre-reform coinage (AD 959-973) circumscription cross type. It is 21mm in diameter, weighs 1.38g and has a die axis of 2. The coin is well centred, virtually unworn and apparantly unique. Moneyer: Sigewold, mint: Cricklade. Reference: North 749 var. This type has not previously been recorded for Cricklade mint which now joins Malmesbury and Wilton as having the earliest known coins of Wiltshire bearing the mint name. A 2009 metal detecting find, images courtesy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, record reference number: WILT-17D6A3.