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539296. SOLD $825

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Æthelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (19.5mm, 1.41 g, 9h). Small Crux type (BMC iiia, Hild. C). Canterbury mint; Leofstan, moneyer. Struck circa 991-997. + ÆÐELRÆD REX A(NG)(L with cross)O, draped bust left; trefoil-tipped scepter before / + LEOFSTAN M–O CÆNT, voided short cross; C R V X in quarters. SCBI 25 (Helsinki), 150 (same dies); North 770; SCBC 1149. Minor pecks. Richly toned. Good VF. A well made coin.