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CNG 91, Lot: 1466. Estimate $750.
Sold for $775. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.66 g, 10h). Long Cross type (BMC iva, Hild. D). Leigeceaster (Leicester) mint; Ælfric, moneyer. Struck circa 997-1003. + ÆÐELRÆD REX Λ(NG)LO, bust left; pellet behind neck / + • ÆLFRIC M'O LIHER, voided long cross, with pellet at center and triple-crescent ends. SCBI 17 (Midland), 229 (same dies); Hild. 1578; BMC –; North 774; SCBC 1151. VF, toned, minor peck marks. Bold strike. Rare.

Ex Ernest Danson Collection (Dix, Noonan, Webb, 12 December 2005), lot 171; Spink Numismatic Circular LXV.7-8 (July-August 1957), no. 18390.