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Aethelred II, Penny, Byrhstan Exeter

Item Reference: EG40802

Aethelred II, Penny, Byrhstan Exeter

Aethelred II (978-1016), last small cross type Penny (1009-17), Byrhstan of Exeter Mint, draped and diademed bust left, pellet by forehead, within linear circle, legend commences at top + AEÐELRED REX ANG, rev. small cross pattee, linear circle surrounding, + BYRHSTAN ON EA.X, 1.18g. (BMC type I; N.777; S.1154).

A couple of pecks on reverse, toned with a weak portrait, fine with clear legends, unusual with the pellet by forehead