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Moneyer for the Agnus Dei Issue

CNG 91, Lot: 1468. Estimate $500.
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, 1.42 g, 1h). Last Small Cross type (BMC i, Hild. A). Leigeceaster (Leicester) mint; Æthelwig, moneyer. Struck circa 1009-1017. + ÆÐELRÆD •R•EX Λ(NG)L, diademed bust left / + ÆÐEL•PIG ON LIHRΛ, short cross pattée. SCBI 7 (Copenhagen), 508 (same dies); Hild. 1582; BMC –; North 777; SCBC 1154. VF, toned, peck marks. Rare.

The moneyer Æthelwig was one of the two moneyers who struck the extremely rare Agnus Dei type of Æthelred at Leicester.