Anglo Saxon King Aethelred II Silver Penny by GUNLEOF of Chester

Anglo Saxon King Aethelred II Silver Penny by GUNLEOF of Chester

Code: 12069

£365.00 Approx $406.91, €415.24
 

This is a Saxon silver penny of King Æthelred II, minted at Chester by the moneyer GUNLEOF (+GUNLEOF ON LEIG:). +ÆDELRÆD REX AN. It is a full-round coin of the Last Small Cross type, some crinkling and peck marks from circulation in Viking held territory. This coin would have been given as payment (Danegeld) from the English to the Vikings, having been minted in England and found in Estonia!

DENOMINATION: Penny

CULTURE: Saxon England

DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 18mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.27 grams

ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1154

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Estonia.