Alfa Numismatics

Auction 7

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Alfa Numismatics, Auction 7

Medieval Europe including Belgium, Bohemia, England, Germany, Denmark, Switze...

Su, 15.08.2021, from 6:00 PM CEST
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England. Aethelred II 978-1016. AR Half Penny (9mm, 0.80g, 12h). Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). Winchester(?) mint; moneyer Herewulf. Struck circa 991-997. [+ ÆÐELRED R]EX ΛNGLOX, bareheaded draped bust left with scepter in front / +HERVLF[___], short cross voided, C R [V X] in angles. North 770. Very Fine, minor perforation in scepter.

According to Jonsson and Van der Meer study in “Mints and Moneyers c. 973 - 1066” moneyer with the name Herewulf worked at Winchester and York mints. However, Herewulf was not registered to have minted the Crux type in York. Given this, it is therefore likely that the present coin was minted at Winchester. See also SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 1401 and SCBI 9 (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), 508.

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