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!
CULTURE: Saxon England
DATE: 978 - 1013 A.D.
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.27 grams
ATTRIBUTION: SPINK 1154
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, Estonia.
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