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Aethelred II Penny Wilton

Aethelred II (978-1016), silver long cross Penny (c.997-1003), Wilton Mint, Moneyer Goldus, draped bust left Latin legend and beaded outer border surrounding both sides, legend commences lower left, +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGL, rev. long voided cross with tri-crescent ends, +GO LDVS MΩO PILT, weight 1.74g (N.774; S.1151). Dark tone, a number of peck marks on reverse, otherwise very fine.

The legends translate as "Aethelred, King of the English" and "Goldus of Wilton."

Provenance:

Ex Dr John Hullett Collection, part II, Dix Noonan and Webb, 12th December 2017, lot 661.

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