Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997) Canterbury

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997) Canterbury mint, moneyer Eadwold, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOR.…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997) Canterbury mint, moneyer Eadwold, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOR. Rev, short cross voided with CRVX in angles, reading EΛDPOLD M-O CÆNT, 20mm, 1.48g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 52-53). Brightly toned on a noticeably broad flan, legends clear with a competent portrait, the hair striations bold, some fade in the drapery sheets, few peckmarks. Reverse, uninterrupted moneyer mint script, with minimal softness on the Æ of Cænt, some die flaws or breaks from the initial strike. Comprehensive very fine, on good metal.

Ex E. J. Harris collection, with an old supporting Baldwin’s in house ticket

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date 991-997
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Canterbury

Size (mm)

20

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 52-53
Weight 1.48 g

Provenance

ex E. J. Harris collection

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