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CNG 85, Lot: 1457. Estimate $100.
Sold for $125. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Cut Halfpenny (20mm, 0.64 g, 9h). Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). London mint; Ælfgar, moneyer. Struck circa 991-997. + ÆÐEL[RÆD REX Λ(NG)]L(ORX), bare headed and draped bust left; scepter before / + ÆLFGAR M[–O LVND], voided short cross; C R V X in angles. SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 640 (same dies); Hild. 2038; BMC -; North 770; SCBC 1148. VF, toned.

From the Marie Karlsson Collection.