Aethelred II (978-1016), Silver Penny, first hand type (c.979-985), Ipswich mint, moneyer Waltferth, draped and diademed bust right, within linear circle, legend commences at top, +ÆÐELRED REX ANGLOX, outer beaded circle surrounding both sides, rev struck en médaille, Hand of Providence with cuff, alpha to left, omega to right, linear circle surrounding, + PALTFERĐ M-O GIP, 1.59g (BMC type IIa; Sadler -; N 766; S 1144).
Toned, good very fine and rare this nice.
ex Dolman Collection, H Spencer and Sons of Retford in association with Sotheby, 1 June 1978;
ex Spink Auction 207, London, 23 March 2011, lot 27;
ex Dr. Edoardo Courti Collection, Künker, Auction 227, 11 March 2013, lot 2356.