Baldred Silver Penny - Unique - New Type
Baldred Silver Penny
Unique, a new type
Ealhtan on Rochester
Spink - 881 var
BVLDRED REX. Diademed bust r. dividing legend with circle around.
EAHLTAN MONET. Plain circle with Ѧ symbol and pellets around.
Very fine, some pitting but excellent detail, a new type for Baldred and unique. Metal detecting find Salisbury Sep 2017, listed on the EMC as 2017.0280
"This is a new type for the coinage of Baldred of Kent by the Rochester moneyer Ealhtan. Rory Naismith's book The Coinage of Southern England 796-865 records only one coin of Ealhtan at Rochester in the coinage of Baldred (Type R10, North 291/1), which has a different reverse design. There are coins of Ceolwulf I of Mercia (821-823) at Rochester with a similar letter A design, but this is new for the coinage of Baldred at Rochester" Dr Martin Allen.