14 March 2001
Penny, Series B 2/b, in imitation of Long Cross type of Aethelred II, in his own name with Watchet mint signature, obv. of coarse work, EDELRÆD RX AGLO, rev. HVNEPINE M·O PECED, 1.37g, 21.2 grains (Blackburn, NC 1975, p196, BNJ XLIV (1974), p21 and Studies in Northern Coinage of the Eleventh Century, p60 and pl XI, 318; Seaby 6107), very fine, extremely rare, a puzzling piece, possibly English
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See lot 1174, a Long Cross type with a Stamford (Godleof) mint signature, listed by Malmer (118.1155) but most probably a Phase I, Hiberno-Norse issue. See Dolley, SCBI British Museum, p.123, where this mint and moneyer are recorded.
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