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