Aethelred II (978-1016), Intermediate small cross mule/ Crux Penny, Winchester

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Intermediate Small Cross/Crux type mule (c.995-997) Winchester mint, moneyer Toca, legend surrounds+ ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOR X, diademed and draped bust left within inner linear circle. Rev,…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Intermediate Small Cross/Crux type mule (c.995-997) Winchester mint, moneyer Toca, legend surrounds+ ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOR X, diademed and draped bust left within inner linear circle. Rev, short cross voided with CRUX in angles, reading + TOCΛ M–O PINT, voided short cross, 1.63g (S.1150/1148; N.773 : note. 312; SCBI 7 : Copenhagen 1434; BMC I, mule).

Obverse a good fine, with a crudely struck portrait ,some peckmarks both sides. Reverse, a few flan striations, nevertheless very fine, on good metal with a fully centred strike. Considered a rare, if not very rare mule by previous cataloguers who encountered the type, a scarcer moneyer in place. According to North in note 312 (as alluded to within the book references), mules exist for the Intermediate Small Cross type with a Crux reverse within a select few mints, Winchester being one of them.

Ex. Duke of Argyle collection

Ex. B. H. I. H, Stewart (the British Numismatic Journal academic) with two supporting tickets

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date c.995-997
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Winchester mint, Crux reverse mule (see, North note 312)

Weight 1.63 g

Provenance

Ex. Duke of Argyle collection

Ex. B. H. I. H, Stewart (the British Numismatic Journal academic) with two supporting tickets

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