Aethelred II (978-1016), Penny, Long cross type (c.997-1003), London mint, moneyer Heawulf, bare headed bust left, pellet behind, legend commences from bottom left +ÆĐELRÆD REX ΛNGL, the NG ligate. Rev, long voided cross with tri-crescent terminals, pellet at centre, reads +HEΛPVLF MO LVND, 19mm, 1.54g (S.1151; N.774; BMC IVa; SCBI 7 [Copenhagen], 863). Slightly undulating rim at 2 o’clock, clay coloured toning, portrait well detailed, legends clear. Reverse, few peckmarks, little distortion in the first part of moneyers name. Comprehensive very fine.
Ex Baldwin’s basement with a supporting ticket in the hand of Peter Mitchell