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CNG 85, Lot: 1492. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (18mm, 1.26 g, 9h). Last Small Cross type variety (BMC ia, Hild. Aa). Canterbury mint; Leofstan, moneyer. Struck circa 1009-1017. + ÆÐELRED REX ΛNGLΘ:, diademed and draped bust right / + LEΘFSTΛN ΘN CΛNT:, small cross pattée. SCBI 25 (Helsinki), 447 (same dies); Hild. 214; BMC -; North 780; SCBC 1154A. Good VF, slight wave in flan, a couple peck marks. Very rare bust right variety.

From the Marie Karlsson Collection.