Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long Cross type (c.997-1003) Chester mint, moneyer Aelfnoth , bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend surrounds +ÆĐELRED REX ANGLO. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +ÆLFNOÐ MO LEIG, 1.71g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa). Slightly undulating flan, some peck marks, legible legend inscriptions. Near very fine, in a sought after and scarcer mint. A great academic example.
Ex Baldwin’s Auction 14, lot 162 – Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October 1997