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

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Southwark mint, moneyer Aelfric, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOX,…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Southwark mint, moneyer Aelfric, 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 +ÆLFRIC M-O SVDG, 1.38g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 1155-56).

Dark toning, reverse underlying iridescence. Few peckmarks and surface splits known for the mint and type. Deceivingly well struck under closer magnification with a strong portrait, legends all clear and comprehensible. Good very fine, fetching portrait.

Ex. Humphrey Lestocq collection
Ex. Robert Sharman with a dealers ticket in his hand.

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date c.991-997
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Southwark

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 1155-56
Weight 1.38 g

Provenance

Ex. Humphrey Lestocq collection

Ex. Robert Sharman with a dealers ticket in his hand.

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