Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, small crux type (c.995-997) London mint

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Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, small crux type (c.995-997) London mint, moneyer Eadwine, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, cutting into drapery, legend…
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Description

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, small crux type (c.995-997) London mint, moneyer Eadwine, inner linear circles both sides, bare headed bust left, in front trefoil tipped sceptre, cutting into drapery, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRÆD REX ANGLOR. Rev, short cross voided with CRUX in angles, two additional pellets in the first and second quarters, reading EDPINE M-O LVND, 1.35g (S.1148; N.770 var SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 793-98).

A well struck example of this scarcer type on a smaller module flan with additional pellets on the reverse, amber grey toning with, characteristic peck marks both sides, plain serifless letters. Legends and portrait clear, very fine for issue.

Ex Baldwin’s Basement with an old supporting ticket.

further reading : BNJ 28 ‘The small crux issue of Aethelred II’ by B. H. I. H. Stewart (1955, Third Series VIII)

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date c.995-97
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Penny

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II

Country

England

Coin House

Late Anglo Saxon

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

London

Weight 1.35 g

Provenance

Ex Baldwin’s Basement with an old supporting ticket

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