Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type, Totnes mint

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Totnes mint, moneyer Aelfstan, 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), Totnes mint, moneyer Aelfstan, 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 +ÆLFSTΛN M-O TOTΛ, 1.19g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 20 [Mack], 883). A very rare mint town, darkly toned example all legends struck up well, crude portrait. Chip at twelve o’clock with a crack in the same vicinity, otherwise near very fine, very rare.

Ex. Baldwin’s basement with an old ticket in the hand of founder.

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

Totnes

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 20 [Mack], 883
Weight 1.19 g

Provenance

Ex. Baldwin’s basement with an old ticket in the hand of founder.

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