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. (E)  £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)

 

 

 

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

 

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-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-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 ÐEO – 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")