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CNG 91, Lot: 1463. Estimate $750.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (19mm, 1.23 g, 3h). First Hand type (BMC iia, Hild. B1). Stanford (Stamford) mint; Leofdæg, moneyer. Struck circa 991. + ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNGL(ORX), diademed bust right / + LEOFDΛG M–O STEANF, manus Dei descending from clouds; barred Λ ω flanking. SCBI 27 (Lincolnshire), 1114 var. (rev. legend); BMC –; Hild. 3528 var. (obv. legend); North 766; SCBC 1144. VF, toned, tiny striking perforation. Fine style portrait reminiscent of Edward the Martyr.

Ex Spink 200 (1 October 2009), lot 8.