Saxon Coins

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Early Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceats

 

 

 

Kings of Northumbria Saxon Coins

 

WSax-6850:  Kings of Northumbria Archiepiscopal Issue Saxon Styca.  Archbishop Wigmund, AD 837-849/50, moneyer Coenred.  Spink 870.  Very nice grade with retrograde legends.  £95

 

WSax-4997:  Very nice grade Wigmund Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of York Coin.  AD 837 – 849/50.  Extra image added here.  Spink 870.  Moneyer COENRED.  £99

 

WSax-6855:  Kings of Northumbria Early Saxon Styca.  Aethelred II, second reign, AD 843/4-849/50, moneyer MONNE.  Spink 868.  Very nice grade.  £79

 

WSax-6922:  Anglo Saxon Kings of Northumbria StycaAethelred II.  A Regal Issue, circa AD 841 – 843/4.  Moneyer Eanred.  Spink 865.  Nice grade considering this is well over 1,000 years old!  £75

 

 

 

Middle Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues

 

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

 

 

 

 

Eadmund (936-946):

 

WSax-5772:  Eadmund Middle Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  936-46 AD.  Kings of all England era.  Moneyer Aelfwald, B.M.C. I.  Extra image added here.  Full flan, toned, problem-free.  Spink 1105.  A lovely example.  £990

 

 

 

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. (E)  £475

 

WSax-6194:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  B.M.C. VIII var.  Late Saxon, 1003-09 AD.  Helmet type.  London mint town.  Moneyer PVLGAR.  Extra annulets in the first and third reverse quarters – an extremely rare ECCLIASTICAL issue.  Unusual varieties with Ecclesiastical devices are nearly always exclusively from the East Anglian mints.  This is London and the first I’ve ever seen.  Hild type E, Spink 1152 var, North 775 var.  No examples known for B.M.C or in Scandinavia.  Not on the E.M.C. database.  Sold with three tickets (an old one shown here, a Mike Vosper ticket and a Tim Owen ticket).  A very rare coin.  £995

 

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-7052:  Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver *EXCESSIVELY RARE MINT* Penny.  B.M.C. VIII – Helmet type, Spink 1152.  Obv: +AEŠELRED REX A.NG, Rev: +PVLFMER M’O GODA – Gothaburg (Castle Gotha) mint – (presumed) St Austell, Cornwall.  Ex Spink, ex Doubleday, ex Argyll, ex Drabble, ex Talbot Ready, etc – an impressive provenance with some very well known names.  Sold with old tickets.  Stable crack at 5 o’clock in which no light shows through.  An extremely rare coin.  £2,150

 

WSax-7076:  Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. i, Last Small Cross type, 1109-1017.  +SAEPINE ON SCEFTE – Shaftsbury mint.  Spink 1154.  £495

 

 

 

Cnut (1016-1035): Read about Cnut.

 

WSax-6448:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Pointed helmet type (1024-30), B.M.C. xiv.  Blundered and retrograde images – a contemporary imitation of possibly Continental origins.  This coin would fool anyone in Saxon / Norman times (and now), assuming they were illiterate, which many people were.  A rare and interesting coin requiring much research.  Ex Spink.  £425

 

WSax-6011:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. XVI - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+AEGELPINE ON EOF”.  Spink 1159.  York mint.  £399

 

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 (+ ĘLRIC ON SCEFTE) on the EMC database.  A very rare mint coin.  £895

 

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-6754:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. VIII - Quatrefoil type (1017-23), “+AELFPI ON LEHER”.  Spink 1159.  The rare Leicester mint.  There is a minor split after the N of ON.  A rare coin.  £545

 

WSax-6865:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. VIII - Quatrefoil type (1017-23), “+ELLEPINE ON LEC”.  Spink 1159.  The rarer Chester (Welsh Borders) mint.  A rarer mint and one from a very interesting part of the country.  £475

 

WSax-6962:  Cnut HIGH GRADE Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  Voided short cross, B.M.C.XVI - +PVLFPINE.ON.LIN, Lincoln mint, Wulfwine as moneyer.  Circa 1029-35-6.  Spink 1159.  Choice - A really nice grade coin together with some subtle underlying toning.  £475

 

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

 

WSax-7055:  Harold 1st Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. V: Fleur-de-Lis type, c.1038-40, Spink 1165.  +LEOFPINE ON ŠEO – Thetford mint.  Sold with old tickets.  EF grade and toned.  Rare.  £1,885

 

 

 

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-7026:  Harold II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. 1 – PAX type with crowned head left and sceptre before.  +LEOFSI ON LVNDEII – London mint.  19.5mm, 1.27g, 12h.  Spink 1186, North 836.  Virtually EF grade with the most amazing toning; slightly greater on the obverse which is absolutely what you’d expect of a coin lying in a cabinet for many years exposed to the atmosphere and light, obverse up.  In fact the toning is so apparent that my Canon camera couldn’t really cope with the visual input but bizarrely, my cheap camera phone could.  Harold II pennies have always been at a premium but in the last few years that has increased exponentially.  I tried to purchase a very similar grade example in January (without the toning) but that went at auction for $10,000 plus the usual 25-30% commission.  Ex Lampasas collection.  Sold with a detailed printout and a cabinet ticket.  £6,900 RESERVED (M.H.25-2-21: Lay-Away)