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Aethelred II Penny Gloucester, long cross type

Aethelred II (978-1016), silver long cross Penny (c.997-1003), Gloucester Mint, Moneyer Leofsige, draped bust left Latin legend and beaded outer border surrounding both sides, legend commences lower left, +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLO, rev. long voided cross with tri-crescent ends, +LEO FSIG E M.O GLEF, weight 1.69g (N.774; S.1151). Dark tone, some metal flaws both sides in corresponding area, otherwise very fine.

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

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, Summer 2006.

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