Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), London mint

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), London mint, moneyer Godwine, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLO. Rev, long voided cross…
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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), London mint, moneyer Godwine, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLO. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +GODPINE MO LVND, 19mm, 1.59g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 854). Struck on a full flan, fields clear, legends in the main legible, slightly dished in the minting process. Interesting pellet variations on the reverse in alternate quarters, also one before the + on reverse. Good very fine, crisp with a soft strike, scarce with the additional pellets.

Ex Baldwin’s basement with a supporting ticket in the hand of Fred Baldwin.

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 1.59 g

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s basement with a supporting ticket in the hand of Fred Baldwin.

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