Aethelred II long cross Penny, extra pellets in angles, Cambridge Mint, Leofsige

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Aethelred II long cross Penny, extra pellets in angles, Cambridge Mint, Leofsige

Aethelred II (978-1016), silver long cross Penny (c.997-1003), Cambridge Mint, Moneyer Leofsige, draped bust left, pellet beyond, Latin legend and beaded outer border surrounding both sides, legend commences lower left, +EÐELRÆD REX ANGL, rev. long voided cross with tri-crescent ends, quatrefoil of pellets in two opposing angles, +LEO FSGM ΩO G RAN, weight 1.23g (N.774; S.1151). Toned very fine and very rare with the pellet angles on reverse.

The legends translate as "Aethelred, King of the English" and "Leofsige of Cambridge."

 

Provenance:

Ex Dr William J Conte, CNG Auction 60, 22nd May 2002, lot 2171.

Ex Alan Williams Collection, part II, Spink Coin Auction 3rd July 2018, lot 155.

CM05543

£950
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