Two Extremely Rare Varieties
ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II.
|CNG 85, Lot: 1477. Estimate $300.
Sold for $725. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
978-1016. AR Penny (18mm, 1.37 g, 12h). Helmet type (BMC viii, Hild. E). London mint; Godman, moneyer. Struck circa 1003-1009. + ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛN, bust left wearing armor and radiate helmet / + GΘDMΛN MΘ LVN, voided long cross, with pellet in center and triple crescent ends, over square with trefoil at each point; cross pattée in 1st and 4th quarters. Cf. H.A. Parsons, “Symbols and double names on late Saxon coins,” BNJ
XIII (1916), pp. 29-30; SCBI -; Hild. -; BMC -; EMC -; North 775 var. (crosses not noted); SCBC 1152 var. (same). VF, toned, flan crack, peck marks, wavy flan. Extremely rare variety with crosses, and rare moneyer for type.
From the Marie Karlsson Collection.