Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997) London, Leofstan moneyer

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997) London mint, moneyer Leofstan, 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) London mint, moneyer Leofstan, 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 +LEOFSTΛN M-O LVN, 21mm, 1.61g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 880).

Grey cabinet toning on a broad flan, the outer legends both sides crisp and distinct. Portrait showing some natural flatness, although the main lines to the King’s face visible. Reverse, CRUX inscription showing wear or dies blocked, peckmarks both sides. Very fine, on good metal.

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date 991-997
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

Size (mm)

21

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 880
Weight 1.61 g

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