Saxon Coins

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Early Anglo-Saxon Silver Sceats

 

WSax-5320:  Anglo Saxon - Continental Silver Sceat.  AD 695 – 740.  Porcupine (now thought to be a diademed bust) type. Extra image added here.  £89

 

WSax-5847:  Anglo Saxon - Continental Silver Sceat.  AD 695 – 740.  Porcupine (now thought to be a diademed bust) type, series E, variety E.  Extra image added here.  £109

 

 

 

Kings of Northumbria Saxon Coins

 

Aethelred

 

WSax-5319:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, moneyer Alghere.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  £75

 

WSax-5525:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, Moneyer Eanred.  Retrograde.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  High grade.  £95

 

WSax-5841:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, moneyer BRODER.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  £75

 

WSax-5842:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, moneyer WHITRED.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  £75

 

WSax-5843:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, moneyer EANRED.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  £75

 

WSax-5844:  Anglo Saxon – Aethelred II, moneyer FORDRED.  Kings of Northumbria issue.  Extra image added here.  £75

 

 

Eanred

 

WSax-3524:  Eanred Silver Saxon Coin, AD 810-41.  Kings’ of Northumbria issue.  Moneyer EADWVLF.  Extra image added here.  Good grade and much rarer in silver.  £125

 

 

 

 

Archbishops’ of York Saxon Coins

 

WSax-4997:  Very nice grade Wigmund Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of York Coin.  AD 837 – 849.  Extra image added here.  Moneyer COENRED.  £78

 

WSax-5557:  Better grade Wigmund Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of York Coin.  AD 837 – 849.  Extra image added here.  Moneyer COENRED.  £95

 

 

 

Middle Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues

 

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

 

WSax-6004:  Offa Middle Saxon Mercia Hammered Silver Penny.  King’s name variety, 765-92 AD.  Kings of Mercia era.  OFFA REX with two lunettes with crosses in between.  Canterbury mint; moneyer ETHENOTH.  Good silver, good edges and good detail thus rare.  A seldom seen variety.  North 286 – listed Extremely Rare, Spink 904.  An iconic ruler, evocative of that period in our history.  Sold with a couple of old tickets.  £1,995

 

WSax-6339:  Offa Middle Saxon Hammered Silver *PORTRAIT* Penny.  London or Canterbury type, North 301, S.905.  Floriate cross with lozenge reverse.  17mm, 1.07 grams, 16.6 grains.  First image in natural light.  Extra image with flash - chip at 10 o'clock (obv), the effect at 7 o'clock (rev) is just a lighting effect.  A sought after type coin.  £3,295

 

 

 

Wulfred (Archbishop of Canterbury) (805 – 832):

 

WSax-6079:  Wulfred Middle Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Portrait penny, Canterbury (Archbishops of Canterbury) with SAEBERHT as the moneyer.  Group III, WVLFRED ARCHIEPI and AEBERHT MONETA.  North 240/1, Spink 889.  BMC 26, circa 815-23.  Ecellent grade with just a small ragged edge at 12 o’clock.  Rare.  £1,875

 

 

 

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.  A lovely example.  £890

 

 

 

Late Saxon "Hammered Silver" Issues

 

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

 

WSax-5738:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  B.M.C. iva.  Late Saxon, 997 - 1003 AD.  Long cross type.  Thetford (East Anglia) mint town.  Extra image added here.  Moneyer GRIM.  Superb grade, better mint.  £435

 

WSax-5995:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny – Rare Mint.  B.M.C. i.  Late Saxon, 1009 - 1017 AD.  Last short cross type.  Exeter mint town.  Moneyer WULFSIGE.  Rare mint.  £385

 

WSax-6039:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Halfpenny.  B.M.C. i.  Late Saxon, 1009 - 1017 AD.  Last short cross type.  Norwich mint town.  Moneyer ACETEL.  This coin was officially cut at the mint between 1009 - 1017 AD in order to generate halfpence as there were no “round” coins of that denomination at that time.  A relatively inexpensive way to enter the often costly world of Saxon hammered coin collecting.  It is interesting to note than in Scandinavia, you would expect to pay exactly 50% of the price of a similar full coin and even here in the UK, you regularly see Saxon and Normal cut halves well into three figures.  That will not be the case here though.  £70

 

WSax-6098:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  B.M.C. iva.  Late Saxon, 997 - 1003 AD.  Long cross type.  Bath mint town.  Moneyer EDSTAN.  Superb grade and a very rare mint.  There is only one recorded Bath penny for Aethelred II on the EMC Database.  Sold with a very old ticket (see here) which looks to be pre WW2 in date.  A very nice grade coin from a rare mint and with provenance.  £765

 

WSax-6114:  Aethelred II Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  B.M.C. iva.  Late Saxon, 997 - 1003 AD.  Long cross type.  Rochester mint town.  Moneyer EADWERD.  Quite a rare and sought after Southern mint.  £395

 

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.  £895

 

 

 

Cnut (1016-1035): Read about Cnut.

 

WSax-4053:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Pointed helmet type (1024-30), London mint.  Significant provenance on this coin, being from the Duke of Argyll’s collection.  Extra image added here.  Beautifully toned.  Image of the collection holder here.  An important coin.  £425

 

WSax-4485:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. xvi - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+MANNA-ON-NORD”.  Extra image added here.  Spink 1159.  Rarer Norwich mint.  £349

 

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.  £349

 

WSax-6047:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. xvi - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+OSLAC ON NICOL”.  Spink 1159.  Lincoln mint.  £349

 

WSax-6050:  Cnut Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  B.M.C. xvi - Short cross type (1029-35/6), “+GODMAN ON EORK”.  Spink 1159.  York mint.  £349

 

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.  £795

 

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).  £1,895

 

 

 

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

 

WSax-5827:  Harold 1st Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  Late Saxon – Jewel Cross type (1036-35).  B.M.C. I.  Extra image added here.  THORGRIM.ON.EBOR – York mint.  We are currently witnessing standard mint Harold 1st pennies, from a small hoard of 20+, circulating on dealers’ tables at £2,500!!  This coin sold with several tickets.  £725

 

 

 

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

 

WSax-5016:  Edward The Confessor Hammered Silver Saxon Penny.  Late Saxon – pointed helmet type (1053-56).  B.M.C. vii.  Extra image added here.  PVLFPINE.ON.STANF (Stamford).  Rare moneyer for mint.  Superb strike – stunning portrait.  £495

 

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.  £985

 

WSax-6195:  Edward The Confessor Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Late Saxon – small flan type (1065-66).  B.M.C. ii.  Chichester (Elfwine).  Rare mint town and rarer still type / mint combination.  There are 74 Chichester mint coins recorded on the EMC and Sylloge data base with only ONE being a small flan type.  £435 RESERVED (T.C.11-4-17)

 

WSax-6378:  Edward The Confessor Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.  Late Saxon – small flan type (1065-66).  B.M.C. ii.  +ALDGAR ON AIN.  Moneyer ALDGAR with the mint signature AIN.  The IN is unambiguous; the A could possibly be a different letter.  London is the only mint town recorded as having Aldgar as a moneyer but that looks unlikely from AIN.  Surface stress marks to the silver.  Not cracks.  Cheap.  £345

 

 

 

 

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