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Aethelred II Penny York, first hand type

Aethelred II (978-1016), silver Penny, first hand type (c.979-985), York Mint, Moneyer Colgrim, diademed bust right, Latin legend and linear circles surrounding, +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGI, the NG ligatured, rev. hand of Providence from straight clouds, A and hyphen to left, w and hyphen to right, Latin legend and linear circles surrounding, + COLGRIM M-O EOFE, weight 1.30g (N.767; S.1144). Toned, a pleasing very fine.

The legends translate as "Aethelred, King of the English" and "Colgrim of York."

Provenance:

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

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