Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type, London mint, moneyer Aelfward

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), London mint, moneyer Aelfward, 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), London mint, moneyer Aelfward, 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 +ÆLFPERD M-O LVN, 1.34g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 25 [Helsinki], 55).

Pleasant cabinet tone, with a fully centred well struck portrait on a broad flan, few peckmarks. Slight kink or striation in the metal just below Kings neck, nevertheless a good example. Reverse die partially rusty showing up just after the mint signature inscriptions. Good very fine.

Ex Baldwin’s Basement with an old supporting ticket

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

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 25 [Helsinki], 55
Weight 1.34 g

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s Basement with an old supporting ticket

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