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528003. SOLD $1295

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.48 g, 8h). First Hand type (BMC iia, Hild. B1). Ipswich mint; Leofman, moneyer. Struck circa 979–985. + ÆÐELRED REX Λ(NG)LQX, diademed and draped bust right / + LEOMΛN M–O GIIP, manus Dei descending from clouds; barred Λ ω flanking. Sadler 50, dies 1/2 (this coin illustrated); North 766; SCBC 1144. A couple of light marks under rich old tone. Good VF. Rare.

Ex B.R. Osborne Collection (Glendining’s & Baldwin’s, 23 April 1991), lot 2.