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Very Rare Aethelred II Hereford Penny

Price £800

Very Rare Aethelred II Hereford Penny

Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, last small cross type (c.1009-1017), Hereford Mint, Moneyer Leofmaer, diademed and draped bust left within linear circle, legend surrounding commences at top, +ÆÐELRED REX ANG, rev cross pattée, linear circle surrounding, +LVMARH ON HERE, 1.55g (BMC type I; N.777; S.1154).

Weak on portrait and double struck obverse legend, with dark uneven tone, good fine / very fine and very rare.

Found City of London on Thames foreshore, EMC 2012.0283, for an additional example of these dies see SCBI 50:1201,