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    • Denomination: Cut halfpenny
    • Ruler: Æthelred the Unready

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Record ID: IOW-E84E93
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver cut halfpenny of Ethelred II (978-1016), minted by Wulfstan, c. 979-985. First Hand, Hild. B1 (North 1994: 158, ref: 766). Obverse: [ÆÐEL]RED REX AN[ ]; Diademed bust right. Reverse: +PVLFSTAN[ ]; Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides: [A] ω. Diameter: 20.0mm. Weight: 0.66g. DA=12:3. North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
Created on: Tuesday 5th March 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th March 2019
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Record ID: WILT-34CDED
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early-Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II, dating to c. AD 1009-1017. Last small cross issue, minted by Bruntat in Lincoln. North (1994: 160) no. 777.
Created on: Monday 7th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 7th January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-FEB5A7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cut silve hammered halfpenny of Athelred II, dating to AD 991 - 997. CRVX Type, BMC IIIa. Obverse: Bare-headed bust left; in front, a sceptre. + ÆÐE[LRÆD REX AN]GLORX. Reverse: Short cross voided with CRVX in angles. Moneyer Leofstan, uncertain mint.
Created on: Wednesday 5th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 5th September 2018
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Record ID: BERK-D0F510
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval silver penny probably of Aethelred II, dating to c. 990 AD. Only the central area of the coin remains, and close examination reveals that this is most likely due to it being deliberately cut. Portrait left with sceptre to the obverse, reverse with cross and CRVX in the quadrants. type BMC iii a, North 770 - A new design retains the explicit emphasis on divine presence, with the letters C-R-U-X surrounding a cross.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 5th February 2019
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Record ID: SOM-ADF8DA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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Early Medieval silver cut half penny of Aethelred II (978-1016) dating to c. AD 1003 to 1009. Helmet type, BMC viii, Hild.E. Minted by Æthelweard probably at London. North (1997) no. 775.
Created on: Monday 20th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 23rd August 2018
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Record ID: DOR-EA9AC7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cut silver halfpenny of Aethelred II (AD 978 - 1016) dating to AD 991-997. Crux type. Moneyer Heawulf in London. Reference: Nortjh Volume One, no. 770 Date: Late Early-Medieval Diameter: 18.42 mm Thickness: 0.60 mm Weight: 0.66 g
Created on: Friday 18th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: KENT-41B9A6
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), helmet type (c.AD 1003-9), minted at Dover by the moneyer Manninc (see discussion). Ref: North volume I, 1994. 159. No.775. Measurements: Diameter: 17.14 mm Thickness: 1.44 mm Weight: 0.64 g Discussion: The coin appears to be die-linked to the reverse of a coin in the Hermitage, St Petersburg (SCBI 50 coin no. 992), a whole penny naming Manninc as moneyer.
Created on: Monday 26th February 2018
Last updated: Thursday 1st March 2018
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Record ID: GLO-B6C67C
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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~~Cut silver halfpenny of Aethelred II Type: Long cross (c. 997-1003). Obverse: Bare-headed bust, left (only the top half remains) ELRAED REX AN Reverse: Long cross voided with each limb terminating in three crescents MO LVND
Created on: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Last updated: Friday 20th October 2017
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Record ID: LIN-8887C3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Early Medieval cut halfpenny of Aethelred II, CRUX type dating to the period 911-997. The moneyer is Hundulf of York.
Created on: Monday 7th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 7th August 2017
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Record ID: SUR-7F9AF5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016), Helmet type (c1003-1009; North 775), mint: London, moneyer: uncertain (LEO[ ]).. Ref: North 1994.
Created on: Friday 26th May 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st September 2017
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Record ID: SUSS-9C8C89
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An early medieval silver cut half penny of Aethelred II, AD.978-1016, small cross reverse, last issue AD.1009-1016, North 1977 No.777-780. Ipswich mint. Obverse, diademed bust left, +EADE[...]ANGLORX Reverse, small cross in field, M-O GIP.+
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
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Record ID: BERK-984336
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cut silver penny of Aethelred II 'The Unready' (AD 978-1016), Second Hand issue dating to the period AD 985-991. Struck in London, unknown moneyer. North N768; BMC iid; Hild. B2.
Created on: Thursday 8th December 2016
Last updated: Thursday 8th December 2016
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Record ID: BERK-AF1CB9
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete cut silver halfpenny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), a 'Last Small Cross' type dating from c. AD 1009-1017. The style of the obverse bust suggests that the coin was struck either at one of the south-western mints (see North 1994:160-161 figure 4), or at Winchester. North N777.
Created on: Tuesday 15th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 15th November 2016
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Record ID: WILT-E7D05E
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A late early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016). Long cross type (North 774) dating to 997-1003. Minted by the moneyer Æthelnoth at uncertain mint. North (1994, 159). It measures 19mm in diameter and weighs 0.6g
Created on: Sunday 20th March 2016
Last updated: Thursday 1st September 2016
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Record ID: SUR-EF936A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn early medieval cut halfpenny of a Late Anglo-Saxon king, Eadgar (959-75), Edward the Martyr (975-8) or Aethelred II (978-1016) of the post-Reform issues (after c.975), uncertain type, mint and moneyer uncertain. Ref: North 1994: 157-67. The coin is very worn within the field on both obverse and reverse, with virtually nothing of the design remaining, and the inscriptions are only partial given its status as a cut fraction. The lettering on the reverse is worn and difficult to read in its entirety, the moneyer reading only [... ]OL[... ]with certainty. It may be GOL[... ], wh…
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 12th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-447931
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II, Crux type, North 770, moneyer Byrhtlaf or Byrhtelm of Southwark, weight 0.64g, c.991-7
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 25th November 2015
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Record ID: SUR-681761
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of an early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016), Crux Type (991-97; North 770), mint and moneyer uncertain. Ref: North 1994: 159. The coin is in fragmentary condition with a section of the outer edge of the coin missing, having broken along the line of the inner circle, and another break across the inner circle.
Created on: Wednesday 15th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th October 2016
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Record ID: SUR-196655
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016) of last small cross type (North 777; AD1009-1017); mint: York; moneyer: Hidulf. Ref: North 1994: 160.
Created on: Sunday 24th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 24th June 2015
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Record ID: CORN-0EB0AE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016), moneyer Aelfstan, mint of Totnes, Crux type, Spink 1148, North 770. Ref: North 1994: 159. This is the Totnes mint, almost certainly the moneyer Aelfstan, and possibly a die duplicate for one in the British Museum collection (1850,0220.32), although it is too worn on some of the corresponding areas to be sure of the die link, especially since this coin is slightly double-struck.The coin dates from the 990s, and might plausibly have circulated a little later. Coin reforms were probably not rigidly enforced somewhere a…
Created on: Monday 11th May 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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Record ID: SUR-E496BD
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An early medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016); Long cross type (North 774; c.997-1003); minted by Leofric, probably at either London or Canterbury (Wallingford is a less likely possibility). Ref: North 1994: 159. The coin shows some damage at the edge just to the right of the bust.
Created on: Wednesday 15th April 2015
Last updated: Thursday 30th April 2015
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