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

Item Reference: C212003301 Sold Share
Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), Winchester mint, moneyer Brihtsige, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX. Rev, long voided cross…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), Winchester mint, moneyer Brihtsige, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLORX. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +BYRHSIGE MΩO PIN, 1.70g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 9 [Ashmolean], 587).

A desirable example, the obverse legends in full script accompanied by a bold portrait, without the pecking so prominent on this type. Reverse evidently struck with a rusty die. Nevertheless, a handsome specimen with quintessential cabinet toning. Comprehensive very fine.

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date c.997-1003
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Winchester

References S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 9 [Ashmolean], 587
Weight 1.70 g

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