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 Totnes by Hunewine.
Accession Loan No.
55/1990
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
penny of Aethelred II
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
penny Aethelred II Second Hand type
Dimensions
whole diameter 20 mm; whole depth 0.5 mm; whole 15.8 grains
Period Classification
Late Saxon (900-1066)
Production Year Low
978
Production Year High
1016
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Totnes
Moneyer
Hunewine
Issuer Person
Aethelred II
Inscription / Transcription
+AEDELRIED RX; +HVNEPINE M-O TOTA

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