Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type, Canterbury mint,

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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 ANGLO. Rev, long voided cross…
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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 ANGLO. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +LEOFRIC MΩO CÆNT, 1.66g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 16 [Norweb], 180).

A brightly toned example with hues of amber beneath the legends, outer rims visible. Some peckmarks both sides. Obverse near very fine with a weak strike, reverse very fine with sound legend coverage.

Ex E. J. Harris collection with an old accompanying ticket in place.

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

Canterbury

References S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 16 [Norweb], 180
Weight 1.66 g

Provenance

Ex E. J. Harris collection with an old accompanying ticket in place.

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