• Code 171020-2

Aethelstan (924-939). Cut halfpenny of London

+ [ ÆDELSTAN] REX  His bust right.  R. + LIOFHE[ LM MO LOND ] CI  Small cross in centre.   Weight 0.67gm.  S. 1095.  From the same dies as SCBI vol. 6, Edinburgh, 186.  Very rare.

Ex David Rogers collection.

Aethelstan, son of Edward the Elder, completed the reconquest of territories controlled by the Danes with the capture of York in 927. He decreed that money should be coined only in a borough, every borough should have at least one moneyer.

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