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Aethelred II last small cross Penny Bath mint

Aethelred II (978-1016), silver Penny, last small cross type (c.1009-17), Bath Mint, Moneyer Hyldsige, diademed and draped bust left within linear circle, Latin legend surrounding, +ÆÐELRED REX AN, rev. small cross pattee at centre, linear circle with legend surrounding, +HYLÐSIGE ON BA, weight 1.68g (N.777; S.1154). Dark tone from the Thames mud, well defined with an attractive portrait, good very fine.

The legends translate as "Aethelred, King of the English" and "Hyldsige of Bath."

Provenance:

A recent single find from the River Thames which has been recorded by the Museum of London.

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