Crux penny of Aethelred II

Description
This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns of Exeter, Lydford, Barnstaple and Totnes. This penny was issued by Aethelred II, and minted in Exeter by Cytel.
Accession Loan No.
388/1990
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
crux penny of Aethelred II
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
crux penny of Aethelred II
Dimensions
whole diameter 20 mm; whole depth 0.5 mm; whole weight 17.7 grains; whole die axis 90 degrees
Period Classification
Late Saxon (900-1066)
Production Year Low
995
Production Year High
997
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Exeter
Moneyer
Cytel
Issuer Person
Aethelred II
Inscription / Transcription
+AEDELRAED REX ANGLOR; +CYTEL M-O EAXE

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