Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Small Crux type (c.995-997) Canterbury

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Small Crux type (c.995-997) Canterbury mint, moneyer Leofric, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, fleured sceptre cutting into the drapery, struck on a…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Small Crux type (c.995-997) Canterbury mint, moneyer Leofric, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, fleured sceptre cutting into the drapery, struck on a smaller module flan, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGLOX. Rev, short cross voided with CRVX in angles, additional pellets behind the C and R, reading +LEOFRIC MONE CANT, the NT ligate, 1.39g (S.1149; N.770 var; BMC IIIa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 81: note fleured sceptre).

Lightly toned, under closer inspection very well detailed in the portrait, few peckmarks, small unobtrusive striking crack only visible when held to good light. Rev, concise moneyer mint inscription, the usual peckmarks. Good very fine, extremely rare with a fleured sceptre.

Ex Baldwin’s basement with an old supporting ticket

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date 995-997
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Mint Mark

Canterbury, Fleur sceptre variety

Weight 1.40 g

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s basement with an old supporting ticket

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