Æthelred II, Penny, long cross type

Item Reference: C201004128 Sold Share
Æthelred II (978-1016), Penny, long cross type (c.997-1003), Guildford mint, moneyer Duncild. Draped bust left, legend commences lower left +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANG. Rev, long voided cross terminating in crescent ends,…
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Description

Æthelred II (978-1016), Penny, long cross type (c.997-1003), Guildford mint, moneyer Duncild. Draped
bust left, legend commences lower left +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANG. Rev, long voided cross terminating
in crescent ends, legend surrounding, +DUNCILD MO GYLD, 1.72g (S.1151; N.774; BMC. Type IVa).

Darkly toned, with a boldly struck portrait, some weakness in the reverse legends. Almost very fine and very rare.

The only other Aethelred II Penny to be found at auction in a Guildford mint in the last twenty years was that of a
long cross piece with moneyer Leofwold (Baldwin’s Auctions 57 – lot 317 : 23rd September 2008). This hammered
at £2600 without premium, classified as a very fine with clearer legends, but a portrait very similar to this piece.

Complete with two old supporting tickets.

Specification

Period 978 - 1016
Date 997-1003
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Pennies

Coin Ruler

Aethelred II (First Reign)

Country

England

Coin House

Kings of Northumbria

Mint Mark

Guildford

References S.1151; N.774; BMC. Type IVa
Weight 1.72 g

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