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

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), London mint, moneyer Ealhstan, 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 Ealhstan, 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 +EΛLHSTΛN M-O LVND, 1.62g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 30 [American], 416).

A darkly toned example, marginally soft strike in the central vicinity, legends intelligible both sides, outer border rims visible. Some weakness in the drapery of portrait. A pleasing example free from the usual peckmarks, featuring a scarcer moneyer for type. Comprehensive very fine, reverse better.

Ex. Baldwin’s Basement with a ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell.

Specification

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

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 30 [American], 416
Weight 1.62 g

Provenance

Ex. Baldwin's Basement with a ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell

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