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

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), Canterbury mint, moneyer Leofric, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX Λ. Rev, long voided cross…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), Canterbury mint, moneyer Leofric, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX Λ. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +LEOFRIC MO CÆN, 1.35g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; cf. SCBI 16 [Norweb], 180). Darkly toned, striking crack with a small perforation as a result, few peckmarks. Rarer mint signature omitting the the T in Caent. Legends and portrait clear, an academic specimen.

Specification

Period 997 - 993
Date 997-993
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Canterbury

Weight 1.35 g

Provenance

Ex. Baldwin’s Basement, with a supporting ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell.

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