Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Last small cross type (c.1009-1017), London

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Last small cross type (c.1009-1017), London mint, moneyer Ælfget, diademed and draped bust left within inner linear circle, legend surrounds +ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNG. Rev, cross pattée…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Last small cross type (c.1009-1017), London mint, moneyer Ælfget, diademed and draped bust left within inner linear circle, legend surrounds +ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNG. Rev, cross pattée all within inner linear circle, reads +ELFGET MΩ ON LVND, 19mm, 1.16g (S.1154; N.777; BMC I; SCBI 25 [Helsinki], 504, for moneyer not mint signature). Dark mottled toning, portrait impressive with all the main lines showing, legends legible. Reverse, striking crack from the initial minting process, metal stable. Very fine, portrait better.

Ex Baldwin’s basement with a supporting ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date 997-1003
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

Size (mm)

19

Weight 1.16 g

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s basement with a supporting ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell

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