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FM18662

Aethelstan Penny, Church building type, York mint Regnald, AU55

Aethelstan (924-939),silver Penny, York Mint, moneyer Regnald, with depiction of church, BMC type IV (928-933), cross pattée at centre, linear inner circle with legend and outer beaded border surrounding, + AEÐELSTAN RX .:, trio of three wedges at end of legend,rev. decorated church building in upper half, EB over AC to left of roof, OR over AC to right for EBORAC Latin mint name, upon ground line as a dividing line across coin, legend in two lines below, REGNALD / .:MON:., weight 1.52g (Blunt 438; N.684; S.1101).With old tone with traces of deposit, double struck, with NGC Photo Certificate graded AU 55, very rare.

NGC Certification 4930811-005.

The legends translate on obverse as "Aethelstan King" and reverse "Regnald Moneyer of York".

For further reading on this interesting type see the monumental essay on Aethelstan by Christopher Blunt in the 1974 British Numismatic Journal volume 42 and "Coinage in Tenth Century England" by Messrs. Blunt, Stewart, and Lyon. Page 110, published 1989.

Provenance:

The William Oldknow Collection.

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