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Aethelred II, helmet Penny, London

Price £475

Aethelred II, helmet Penny, London

Aethelred II (978-1016), helmet type Penny (1003-1009), Aethelferth of London Mint, armoured bust left to edge of coin, legend commences at lower left + EÐELRED REX ANG, rev. long voided cross with three crescent terminals, over a smaller square cross with trefoil terminals, first and third quarter with additional annulet + EÐELFERÐ MO LVN, 1.11g. (BMC type VIII; N.775; S.1152).

Lightly creased and straightened, one pack mark on obverse, toned about very fine and very unusual with extra annulets,

ex L A Lawrence, Glendining, 17th May 1950, lot 259part