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CNG 91, Lot: 1469. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.51 g, 12h). Last Small Cross type (BMC i, Hild. A). Lincolne (Lincoln) mint; Drengr, moneyer. Struck circa 1009-1017. + ÆÐELRÆD REX ΛNGL, diademed bust left / + DRENG MO LINCOLN, short cross pattée; pellet above. Mossop pl. XXIII, 10 (dies C/f); SCBI 27 (Lincolnshire), 254 (same dies); Hild. 1735 var. (obv. legend); BMC –; North 777; SCBC 1154. Good VF, toned, minor peck marks on reverse. Includes an old collection ticket, possibly Duke of Argyll Collection (cf. Eaglen CO1).