Ar Sceat. Phase Ia. + EARDVVLFR around small cross. ® + CVDHEARD (Cudheard) around small cross. 1.0 g. Spink # 858. Pirie, Coins of Northumbria 3.2a-b. Probably as struck. Excessively rare, only the fourth known coin of this King of Northumbria. The first coin was discovered in August 1994 and purchased by the British Museum. See E. J. E. Pirie, 'Earduulf: a significant addition to the coinage of Northumbria', British Numismatic Journal 65 (1995), pp. 20-31, pl. 3, 12. The second one came to light in September 1997. See M. Blackburn and A. Gillis, 'A Second Coin of King Eardwulf of Northumbria and the Attribution of the Moneyer Coins of King Ælfwald', British Numismatic Journal 67 (1997), pp. 97-9, pl. 24, 3. For third coin see A. G. & S. Gillis # WS 6340. New obverse die which shows the bar above the R for REX. Interestingly all four are from the same moneyer but different reverse dies.
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