Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Intermediate small cross/ Crux type mule, Winchester mint

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Intermediate small cross/ Crux type mule (c.991-997), Winchester mint, moneyer Brihtsige, inner linear circles both sides, diademed headed bust left, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX, the…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Intermediate small cross/ Crux type mule (c.991-997), Winchester mint, moneyer Brihtsige, inner linear circles both sides, diademed headed bust left, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX, the NG ligate. Rev, short cross voided with CRVX in angles, reading +BYRHSIGE M-O PIN, 1.68g (S.1150/48; N.773/770; BMC IIIa/I; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 1368 for the mule; North note 312, p159).

A rare mule, other examples for the mint normally seen with Beorhtmer, Aelfsige, Godwine and Toca as moneyers, not many in the last twenty years featuring at auction for Brihtsige. Some peckmarks, die striations, pleasing portrait, legends legible. An adequate example of the mule on good metal. Very fine, toned, rare.

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

Winchester Mint

References S.1150/48; N.773/770; BMC IIIa/I; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 1368 for the mule; North note 312, p159
Weight 1.68 g

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