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507499
507499. Sold For $595

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.52 g, 1h). Long Cross type (BMC iva, Hild. D). Stanford (Stamford) mint; Cristin, moneyer. Struck circa 997-1003. ®†ዞ⌦ያ®ዝ ያዞҟ ©é, draped bust left; pellet behind neck / ม üʽI Ӳ˶Ʃn ȵቸ ∂ Ӳ˶©n, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple crescent ends; pellets in third and fourth quarters. SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 1123 (same dies); Hild 3460; BMC –; North 774; SCBC 1151. Slight crimp and a few pecks on reverse. Golden toning. Near EF. Lovely portrait.


Ex Alan Williams Collection, purchased from A.H. Baldwin, July 1994.

The moneyer’s name, Cristin, is of Latin derivation and is unusual to find among all the Anglo-Saxon names of this period.