Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type, Wilton Mint

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

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Crux type (c.991-997), Wilton mint, moneyer Sæwine, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ANGLOX. Rev, short cross voided with CRUX in angles, reading SÆPINE M-O PILTV, 1.75g (S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 20, Mack : 886).

Scarcer mint town, three examples appearing in auction since 1999 for Wilton, BMC IIIa, Hild. C. Few unobtrusive peckmarks, a deceptively strong portrait with the Kings face and hair most pleasing, the sceptre well marked out with precision, slightest of legend ghosting. Reverse, mint moneyer combination quickly legible, toned with underlying hues of amber. Good very fine, much eye appeal, scarce if not rare.

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

Wilton

References S.1148; N.770; BMC IIIa; SCBI 20, Mack : 886
Weight 1.75 g

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