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This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at Dover by the moneyer Cynsige. It is the Last Small Cross type, CYNSIGE ON DOFERAI. A nice example on a full round flan, some crinkling and peck marks from circulation in Viking held territory. The coin has a dark cabinet tone from previous collections. Nice!
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.20 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1154
PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Yorkshire.