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529902. SOLD $625

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (20mm, 1.67 g, 9h). Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). Rochester mint; Sidewine, moneyer. Struck circa 991-997. Draped bust left; trefoil-tipped scepter before / + SIDEPINE M–O ROFEC, voided short cross; C–R–V–X in quarters. SCBI 51 (Estonian), 82-3 var. (rev. legend); North 770; SCBC 1148. Minor peck marks. VF. Rare.

Ex William J. Conte Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 58, 19 September 2001), lot 1744; Peter Spink Collection.