Edward the Elder (899-924), Penny, Two Line type, moneyer uncertain blundered type, small cross pattée within solid inner circle, legend reads +EIADVVEARD REX. Rev, in two lines OEOID in retrograde / DEVO, , three crosses pattées between, trefoils above and below, inside linear circle, 1.53g (S.1087; N.649; BMC II; CTCE – ; SCBI. 214).
An interesting brightly toned piece, the first V in Edward with a crescent securing up the upper point of the letter legs, an I struck after the initial E also in Kings name; some slight weakness to second letter V , nevertheless most comprehensive. Reverse, first rate inscription, a slightly ragged flan below the DE of Devo, with a marginally off centre striking, small perforation in the E of Kings name. Nevertheless, an excellent and bold example of the Two line type.
About extremely fine for issue, unusual in the style almost certainly a Danelaw imitation; see DNW 114 lot 1312 and DNW 140 lot 241 for identical (?) reverses.