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

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), London mint, moneyer God, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX.…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), London mint, moneyer God, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX. Rev, short cross voided with CRVX letters in angles, reading G•O•D M¯O LVNDO, 1.62g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 812). Set out on a broad flan on good metal, well defined and legible legends both sides. Impressive detailed portrait with underlying lustre, the odd peck mark, no significant signs of surface wear perhaps the obverse die partially worn presenting in parts of the portrait. Bold very fine, much eye appeal.

Ex Marvin Lessen, DNW, Auction 159, 3rd July 2019, lot 298

Bt B. J. Castenholz 1970

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

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