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

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Northampton mint, moneyer Leofstan, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOX,…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Northampton mint, moneyer Leofstan, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOX, the NG ligate. Rev, short cross voided with CRVX in angles, reading +LEOFSTΛN M-O HΛM, S struck as retrograde Z in Leofstan, 1.66g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 401, similar with different mint signature).

Struck on a broad flan with much of the outer rim borders visible on good metal, peckmarks with some ghosting in obverse legends. Portrait competent, reverse legends clear. About very fine in a highly collectible mint town, an academic example.

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

Northampton

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 401, similar with different mint signature
Weight 1.66 g

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