`Saxon Coins

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Early Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceats

 

 

 

Kings of Northumbria Saxon Coins

 

WSax-7449:  Saxon Silver Sceatta Coinage – Joint Issue by Kings of Northumberland & Archbishops of York.  Eadberht with Ecgberht, first Archbishop of York, circa 737-58.  Spink 852.  Obverse: E◇TBEREhTV Γ around a central cross pattee; Reverse: ECçBERhT ARa mitred figure standing, facing, had right, holding two long crosses.  Chapman 95-6, North 192.  Eadberht and Ecgberht, King of Northumberland and first Archbishop of York respectively, had similar names, until you realise they were actually brothers! A very good coin, being better silver than often encountered.  Unfortunately, my expensive camera has once again let itself down – this image here (cheap camera phone in poor artificial light) is marginally better.  Rare.  £425 RESERVED (M.He 28-7-22 Lay-Away)

 

 

 

Middle Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues

 

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

 

WSax-7450:  Middle Saxon OFFA PORTRAIT Hammered Silver Penny.  Light coinage, c.757-96, London mint, moneyer Aethelweald, Spink 905.  This Spink reference encompasses many different reverses, this one being termed a Flower reverse – North 310, Chick 10.  Very slightly porous with a die flaw on the reverse.  Smaller flan (16mm), VF grade and very rare.  £3,995

 

WSax-7451:  Middle Saxon OFFA PORTRAIT Hammered Silver Penny.  Light coinage, c.757-96, London mint, moneyer Ciolhard, Spink 905.  This Spink reference encompasses many different reverses, this one being termed a Serpent reverse – North 317.  Slightly porous with a large die flaw on the obverse, chipped edge.  Larger flan (17mm), VF grade and very rare.  £2,995

 

 

 

Eadmund (936-946):

 

 

 

Late Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues

 

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

 

WSax-7452:  Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. IIIa, Crux type, c.991-97.  Spink 1148.  +LEOFSTAN MO HAM – Rarer Northampton mint.  Of the x64 Northampton mint Aethelred II coins (all types) recorded on the EMC database, only x6 are Crux and only one Crux penny is Leofstan.  A rarer mint for type and a very rare moneyer.  £645

 

WSax-7453:  Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. IIIa, Crux type, c.991-97.  Spink 1148.  +AELFPINE M-O PELIG – Rarer Wallingford mint.  Of the x77 Northampton mint Aethelred II coins (all types) recorded on the EMC database, only x38 are Crux and only x4 Crux pennies are Aelfwig.  Old collection toning, wavy flan.  Ex Richard Basler collection.  A rarer mint and a very rare moneyer for type.  £645

 

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 RESERVED (M.He. 1-6-22 on LayAway)

 

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)

 

 

 

Cnut (1016-1035): Read about Cnut.

 

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)

 

 

 

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

 

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-7455:  Edward the Confessor Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. IX, Sovereign Eagles type, c.1056-9, Spink 1181.  +AELFPINE ON HTIM – Northampton mint.  Of the x54 Northampton mint Edward Confessor coins (all types) recorded on the EMC database, only x4 are Sovereign Eagles type and none are Aelpine Sovereign Eagles.  Once bent and slightly porous.  An unrecorded moneyer for type on the  EMC / SCBI  database.  £695

 

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

 

 

 

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)