`Saxon Coins

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Early Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceats




Kings of Northumbria Saxon Coins




Middle Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues


King Offa (757 – 796):  Read about King Offa




Eadmund (936-946):




Late Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues


Aethelred II (978-1016): Read about Aethelred II


WSax-6425:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny – Rarer Mint.  B.M.C. IIIa.  Late Saxon, 991 - 997AD.  Crux type.  Totnes mint town.  Moneyer AELFSTAN.  Spink 1148.  Ex Bonham’s auction 2006.  Rarer mint.  £475


WSax-6831:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny – Very Rare Mint.  B.M.C. IIIa.  Late Saxon, 991 - 997AD.  Crux type.  Dorchester mint town.  Moneyer PVLFNOD.  Spink 1148.  Ex Elmore-Jones collection (1971), DNW auction (2014).  Dorchester rate at £1,500 in Spink 2020.  The coin has a slight edge crack (3 o’clock obverse).  The marks on the obverse and reverse that look like cracks are do NOT go through to the other sides.  They are either die cracks or minor surface stress marks.  The coin rings good and true when lightly dropped.  A very rare coin with excellent provenance.  £895


WSax-7040:  Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Long Cross – BMC iva (AD 997 – 1003).  +PYNSIGE MO EAXE – rarer Exeter mint, moneyer Wynsige.  Crudely pierced top and bottom for use as a pendant in antiquity.  SCBI 50 (Hermitage), 680 (same dies), North 774, Spink 1151.  Ex Allan Williams’ collection, ex Morton & Eden, ex Spink.  £195 RESERVED (J.K.29-3-21 Lay-Away)


WSax-7304:  Aethelred II Late Saxon **Rare Mint** Hammered Silver Penny.  CRVX type – B.M.C. IIIc, circa 991-997.  +LEOFRIC MO LIMNLympne mint.  Old tickets here.  Spink 1148.  One of the rarer of the Saxon mint – I’ve never had another through my hands.  Lympne was a village three miles west of Hythe in Kent.  Interestingly, the Danes landed in Hythe in AD 893.  This coin spectacularly toned with attractive iridescence.  Some surface stress fractures.  Ex Trennery collection.  Very rare.  £1,550 RESERVED (T.C. 9-2-22 on LayAway)


WSax-7372:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Late Saxon *Rarer Mint* Penny.  CRVX type, B.M.C. IIIa, AD 991-997 only.  Spink 1148.  +PVLFNOD MO DOR – rare Dorchester mint.  Clear legends, good portrait – a problem free coin from one of the rarer of the UK mint towns and for once, a mint that is rarer under the Saxons than the Normans.  £1,745 RESERVED (M.H.2-5-22 Lay-Away)




Cnut (1016-1035): Read about Cnut.


WSax-6088:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. XVI - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+AEGELRIC O SCEFT”.  Spink 1159.  Shaftsbury mint.  No examples of Shaftsbury Cnut pennies in the Mack (1975) collection and only a single example (+ ÆLRIC ON SCEFTE) on the EMC database.  A very rare mint coin.  £895 RESERVED (I.M. 9-11-21 on LayAway)


WSax-6334:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. XVI - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+BLACAMAN O SNO”.  Spink 1159.  Nottingham mint.  An extremely rare mint coin.  Ex Cnut hoard of 1993, ex Sharp collection, ex Baldwins, ex Spink, ex Lord Stewartby collection.  Sold with three tickets (two shown here).  A very rare coin.  £1,995


WSax-6965:  Cnut Hammered Silver Late Saxon Penny.  Voided short cross, B.M.C.XVI - ++BRIhTMER ON.LV, London mint, Brihtmer as moneyer.  Circa 1029-35-6.  Spink 1159.  Not  a great image from my “better” camera so I’ve included images here using a cheap camera phone.  £325




Harold I (1035-1040): Read about Harold I




Harthacnut (1040-1042)


WSax-7341:  Harthacnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Sole reign of June 1040 – June 1042, “Arm & Sceptre” type, B.M.C. II.  +SCVLA MON EOEFRCI – York mint. Spink 1169.  This moneyer not recorded in North for Arm & Sceptre types (2006 Third Edition).  Double struck on the reverse otherwise a lovely problem-free example with a superb obverse.  £1,995 RESERVED (R.S.15-5-22 Lay-Away)




Edward the Confessor (1042-1066): Read about Edward The Confessor.


WSax-5502:  Edward The Confessor Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Late Saxon – pyramids type (1065-66).  B.M.C. XV.  Stafford - GODSPINE.  Extra image added here.  Very rare mint town.  £1,095


WSax-6969:  Edward The Confessor Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Late Saxon – small flan type (1048-50).  B.M.C. II.  Sandwich mint - LIFPINE.  Very rare mint town.  The obverse mark by the king’s face is a difference in height of the silver and the reverse stress mark is surface only.  This was clearly not a good blank that they used.  £635


WSax-7028:  Edward the Confessor Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Hammer Cross type, B.M.C.xi, 1059-62.  +LIFING.ON-EXECEST.  Exeter mint.  Spink 1182.  Freeman 108, SCBI 2 (Hunterian).  An unusual horizontal S in the mint signature.  Only one other example recorded for type, mint & moneyer (EMC & SCBI database) and this the best by a country mile.  Beautifully toned, high grade, problem-free and a rare mint and moneyer.  Choice.  £1,495 RESERVED (J.K.1-3-21 Lay-Away)



Harold II (1066 only):  Read about Harold II ("Last of the Saxons")


WSax-7286:  Harold II Godwinesson Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  PAX issue, B.M.C. 1, 5th January 1066 – 14th October 1066 only.  +ERNCETEL ON EOF – York mint.  Of the x33 York mint Harold Godwinesson pennies recorded on the EMC / SCBI database, there is only one for Erncetel (Arnketill), making only two recorded examples extant.  A very rare moneyer.  1.45 grams so a very healthy weight for issue.  Ex Elmore Jones collection so excellent provenance.  VF and toned with weak areas 6 o’clock obverse / 3 o’clock reverse (corresponding) due to an angled strike.  A hard coin for me to photograph so several attempts included, including one with a cheap camera phone.  A rare coin.  £5,895 RESERVED (J.K.16-4-22 Lay-Away)