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Very Rare Bust Right Variety

CNG 85, Lot: 1491. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (19mm, 1.57 g, 9h). Last Small Cross type variety (BMC ia, Hild. Aa). Cambridge mint; Ælfwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1009-1017. + ÆDELRÆD REX Λ(NG)LX, diademed and draped bust right / + ÆLFPI M–O GRANT, small cross pattée. SCBI -; Hild. -; BMC -; North 780; SCBC 1154A. VF, slight porosity, weak strike in centers. Very rare bust right variety.

From the Marie Karlsson Collection.