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Sale: CNG 70, Lot: 1251. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2005. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of All England. Aethelred II. 978-1016. AR Penny (1.13 g, 10h). Last small cross type, circa 1009-1017. Canterbury mint; Leofstan, moneyer. Diademed bust right / Small cross pattée. SCBI 20 (Mack), 1066 (same dies); North 780; SCBC 1154A. Good VF, lightly toned, slight bend in flan. Very rare bust right variety. ($500)

Ex William J. Conte Collection (Triton VI, 14-15 January 2003), lot 1340.

This bust right variety is only known for three mints: Canterbury, Dover, and Thetford.