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CNG 91, Lot: 1464. Estimate $750.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.73 g, 12h). Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). Leigeceaster (Leicester) mint; Asfrøthr or Asfrith, moneyer. Struck circa 991-997. + ÆÐELRÆD REX Λ(NG)L(ORX), bust left; scepter before / + OSFERÐ M–O LIHRΛ, voided short cross; C R V X in angles. SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 511 (same obv. die); Hild. 1590; BMC –; North 770; SCBC 1148. VF, toned. Very rare.

Ex Ernest Danson Collection (Dix, Noonan, Webb, 12 December 2005), lot 169; B.W. Hunt Collection; Duke of Argyll Collection.